Challenge at Mission Peak: locating an accepted place to Park

Challenge at Mission Peak: locating an accepted place to Park

By Carol Pogash

Nov. 4, 2014

FREMONT, Calif. — At three miles long and 2,000 legs in level, the hike up Mission Peak is certainly not for the faint of heart: The path is dry and almost bald, and climbing it could be painfully hot. The incline close to the top is rocky and preposterously high.

However for people who allow it to be into the top, the payoff is big. Along with a view that is panoramic of Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and, sometimes, the Sierra Nevada tripped against a cornflower sky, there is certainly a pole to rise, one where hikers can pose in a success stance for an image that proves they managed to get. Continue reading