Training Hikes

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
The weather broke in the San Francisco Bay region and spring popped in with gusto. We’re now tickling 70 degrees in many locales. Hope it’s pleasant where you are. We had a nice turnout at the Saturday Mission Peak (Fremont) hike. Like a dummy I underestimated the heat content of the air and didn’t pack a jacket. At about 1500 feet the winds blew like the North Atlantic. We got to the top and it was so clear we could easily see the skyscrapers in San Francisco and Oakland to the north. The rains cleared it out all the smuck. I believe in training hikes like these (4 hours) to get in condition for the Half Dome ordeal. It’s hikes like this that will build up your endurance so you can scoot up the Mist Trail without huffing and puffing. One fellow drove down from Lafayette, so I expect to see even more of you next time. I’ll post it when we go out again. We had some great topics of conversation. I learned a lot about the 4G cell networks being developed from a PhD engineer who has set Half Dome as a goal. Join us – no excuses next time. Oh, and the Ohlone Deli sandwich was yummy. Here’s some photos to share.

The mob heads up the 2517 foot peak

Walking baby to the top

That's Mt.Tam 60 miles away

Mr. Bill dressed correctly

Unrelated thought worth quoting:  “There ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no valley low enough. Ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you.” – The Supremes

*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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2 Responses to “Training Hikes”

  1. Stuart Green Says:

    Coincidentally I was up there for dawn patrol on the same day. Perfect day for it.

    Trailspotting Mission Peak
  2. Laurie Says:

    Wish I could have joined you but I had a previous committment. Next time for sure!

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