I finally got around to hiking Mission Peak in Fremont, CA. This was my first time hiking this trail after living in the area for 30+ years.
I did the hike with my cousin, Philipp and his two boys, Brian and AJ. This was their second time doing the hike so they were my tour guide for this trek. The hike took about 2.5-3 hrs roundtrip. I’m sure it could’ve been longer if we stayed to enjoy the scenery, but it was pretty cold at the summit so we didn’t stay long to enjoy the panoramic views. In fact, when we got to the top, we took the picture that you see above and went straight back down. Lol.
The hike it self was pretty challenging but reminds me of the hike up Mt. Woodson to the Potato Chip Rock. I’ll definitely plan on doing this hike again but when it’s a little warmer.
Day 3 of 5 of the #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge.
I decided to put two up today. The first picture is of my Lola Doning napping. When you’re 94 yrs young and you have to walk up a long flight of stairs at least twice a day, you’d be tired also. 🙂
For the second picture, I really wished I had gotten the focus right. But despite my crappy camera skills, I posted it anyways because this is one of the few pictures of her that I have taken where she is actually smiling. She probably didn’t have to walk up the stairs that day. 😛
Some photos from yesterday’s fire that started at El Camino/Poinsettia, very close to our work. In a span of one hour, we watched the fire move west towards the I5 due to the Santa Ana winds. (First sign of fire behind work) (Got the announcement to evacuate and go home) (Surrounding traffic as people were being evacuated) (Fire moving west)