I've been wanting to tackle this beast for awhile, but have never found any friends who wanted to do it with me. It's been yeaaaars since I last conquered the beast, have tried since then, but only to make it a 1/4 way and then call it quits. This time I found my friend Liz to tackle it alongside me.
Mission peak elevation is about 2100 ft.. and probably around 6.5 miles round trip.
The trail starts off kinda easy, but there are some steep parts here and there, a few benches to sit on throughout but NO shade. As you get closer to the top, the trail is even steeper and rockier. It took us probably about 4 hrs round trip to complete the hike.
Unfortunately I didnt dress too well on this trip.. I thought it was going to be cold, so I wore some yoga pants rather than capri type & a sweater & 2 tanks. Even though we started around 9:30a, within 15 minutes the sweater was off. As we got closer to the top, it was harder to motivate ourselves as there was no breeze at all & staring out into the rest of the mountains made us feel like we were in the desert.
But we did it!
Me at the top
And another of myself with my friend Liz in the background
Unfortunately since I had thought I'd be wearing my sweater most of the time, I didnt bother slathering on some sunblock.. so now I am a lil sunburnt and a whooole lotta tan.
Well, I'm beat and my legs are tired. Gonna relax for the rest of the day. Got some wedding hair to do tomorrow =)