Saturday, 7 December 2013

I went up the "Spine" trail from Moss Beach, which was recently cleared. The first time I went up there, a lot was still through very heavily overgrown chapparal (the old firebreak road was there, but not cleared in years). It connects to a PG&E access road, and is an out and back hike. It was pretty chilly (low 50's), and windy, but trail was in great condition, despite last night's heavy rain.

I had been hoping to make it to the top of the mountain, but the PG&E access road is also very overgrown, so I went up as high as I could partially cross-country, to where the picture that I sent was taken.

Got back about 15 minutes after sunset. GPS stats say:
    3 Hr 19m hiking (a few brief stops for pictures)
    47m paused (rest at the top, and a long pause on the
    way up, mostly). 1900 feet total elevation gain, and descent

The trail goes basicly up a ridge to near the top of Montara Mtn, so has a few places where it goes up and over knolls, adding a few hundred feet of extra gain (I topped out at about 1600 feet).

Looks like from the GPS track that I may have crossed slightly into the SF water district lands, although I was trying to avoid it. I did not see a fenceline on this hike.

There was also a nice sunset, with interesting clouds.

All images Copyright © 2013 by Dave Olson unless otherwise noted. Pictures are from my Iphone 5S, and have links to the google map location where they were taken.

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37°33'8''N 122°28'24''W Elev:492m (map)

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37°31'41''N 122°29'41''W Elev:101m (map)

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