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A Second Non-Trip Report

Earlier I mentioned that I decided not to hike to the top of Mission Peak for the sunrise on Saturday after getting up at 4:15 a.m., checking the Bay Area weather forecast discussion, and reading about 40-50 mph winds along this ridge.

It turns out there was a repeat performance of these conditions on Sunday. Once again, I woke up and 4:15, checked the weather report, and decided that being on the summit at sunrise in 50 mph winds and near freezing temperatures might not be such a great idea… especially since my primary reason was to capture more summit sunrise photographs. In late November I photographed the summit at sunrise in a freezing gale that was blowing so hard that I had to hang my pack from the tripod to keep my camera from blowing away. I hear that even some Mission Peak veterans hiked to the ridge and decided to forego the summit this past weekend.

UPDATE: And now I see that Tom Mangan (of Two-Heel Drive fame) did hike to the summit this weekend. Go, Tom!


December 4, 2006 - Posted by | Commentary

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