Challenge at Mission Peak: Finding a spot to Park

Challenge at Mission Peak: Finding a spot to Park

By Carol Pogash

Nov. 4, 2014

FREMONT, Calif. — At three kilometers long and 2,000 legs in level, the hike up Mission Peak just isn’t for the faint of heart: The path is dry and almost bald, and climbing it could be painfully hot. The incline nearby the top is rocky and preposterously high.

But also for people who allow it to be to the top, the payoff is big. As well as a panoramic view of san Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and, often, the Sierra Nevada tripped against a cornflower sky, there is certainly a pole to climb up, one where hikers can pose in a success stance for an image that proves they managed to make it. About four years ago, cellphone images of climbers regarding the pole close to the top with hands outstretched like eagle wings started cropping up on Facebook, Instagram, Yelp and sites that are even dating. Fortsett å lese «Challenge at Mission Peak: Finding a spot to Park»