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Ed Levin to Monument Peak or Mission Peak: 8 Mi Moderate or 12 Mi Difficult Hike

April 20, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

ALWAYS USE THE LINK OR GPS COORDINATES IN THE DRIVING DIRECTIONS SECTION BELOW. THE MAP ICON/LINK ABOVE IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE DUE TO MEETUP SOFTWARE’S LIMITATIONS.

CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below about how to carpool.

There are two options on this hike. You are welcome to do either of them:

Option 1 – hike from the meeting point up to Monument Peak and retrace steps back to meeting point – 8 miles
Option 2 – continue the remaining 2 miles onward from Monument Peak to Mission Peak and return back to meeting point via the same route – 12 miles

Level: Option 1 – Moderate; Option 2 – Difficult
Total Elevation Gain: Option 1 – 2,000 feet; Option 2 – 2,600 feet

Official Trail use: No Dogs.

Parking fee: $6

Shade: The route is mostly NOT shaded, so bring sun protection. It’s also very windy at the top, so dress in layers.

Facilities: There is water and a toilet near the trail head, which is on the east side of the parking area.

Recommended Maps:

Ed Levin: http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Documents/EdLevinGuideMap.pdf

Mission Peak:
https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=24382

Wildflower Guide: http://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23803

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Use this link or the GPS coordinates listed below –
https://goo.gl/maps/2vfNtugGffy

(Most Cars) GPS Degrees Minutes Seconds Format:
37°27’27.6″N 121°51’47.9″W

(Google Maps) GPS Degrees Decimal Format:
[masked],[masked]

Parking: Parking lot near the Sandy Wool Lake restrooms.

Meeting Point: At the parking lot

Carpooling: We will use this link for carpooling: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/tau0ix

Please sign up here.

CARPOOLING MANNERS:

Please refrain from trying to negotiate your carpool in the comments, as it is equivalent to sending multiple “Reply All” emails to everyone.

Please start your carpool quest, by first adding yourself to the carpool link above.

Then, use the contact info provided by the driver or rider in the link above to contact them directly and privately.

Please be considerate of others and resist the urge to “Reply All”.

HIKING DIRECTIONS:

Option 1:

Start at Tularcitos Trail (0.3 miles) →
Left on Agua Caliente Trail (0.4 + 1.0 miles) →
Right on Monument Peak Trail (1.4 + 0.3 + 0.6 miles) →
check out Monument Peak →

BREAK FOR LUNCH

Left onto Monument Peak Trail (2.3 miles) →
Left onto Agua Caliente Trail (0.1 + 1.2 miles) →
Right on Tularcitos Trail (0.2 miles) →
Left at Downing Road to parking lot

Option 2:

Start at Tularcitos Trail (0.3 miles) →
Left on Agua Caliente Trail (0.4 + 1.0 miles) →
Right on Monument Peak Trail (1.4 + 0.3 + 0.6 miles) →
check out Monument Peak →
Take Bay Area Ridge Trail (1.5 miles) →
Take Left at Eagle Loop Trail (0.2 miles) →
Continue onto Peak Trail (0.3 miles) →

BREAK FOR LUNCH

Head south on Peak Trail (0.3 miles) →
Slight Left to stay on Peak Trail (0.3 miles) →
Turn right (0.6 miles) →
Slight Right onto Bay Area Ridge Trail (1.0 miles) →
Left onto Monument Peak Trail (2.3 miles) →
Left onto Agua Caliente Trail (0.1 + 1.2 miles) →
Right on Tularcitos Trail (0.2 miles) →
Left at Downing Road to parking lot

BREAKS: We will break for lunch for about 30 minutes at Mission Peak. We will also take short breaks as needed.

HIKING WAIVER: Per the new rules of the Sleep Late group, we are all required to sign a Waiver document before every hike. Even if you have signed the document on another hike with me or with one of the other organizers, you will still have to sign it for every hike.

If you plan to bring a guest, they will need to sign the document as well.

Please go to https://www.sleeplateandhike.com/waiver-signing-form/ to sign the waiver document electronically. It can be signed on a computer or a cell phone. This needs to be completed before you join us for the hike.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/SleepLateAndHike/events/259495215/

Venue

City of Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin
933 Downing Rd
Milpitas, CA 95035 us
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