Junipero Serra Mountain
5600 ft peak
Sat ,April 27 Wayne , Autumn , myself and my dog Sierra and Autumn's dog Barlow hiked this tall mountain that has a 4200 ft gain and 98 degree weather . The dogs suffered and made this adventure a lot more challenging , but all in all we had a great time . We started at 8 am and were back at the trail head by 5 pm . Both dogs hit the wall . The night before Wayne and I enjoyed a valley hike and a fine dinner with wine at Memorial Park at the trail head . The evening after hiking the mountain we enjoyed cold beer , wine , steak dinner , and live campfire music !
Below are photos from the valley below at the trail head and one from the top .
Sierra always enjoys a view !
The wild flowers were knee deep and Sierra is in fact standing up
Very interesting hikers -- note the Junipero mountain in the background .
The girls have their hiking gear and water supply -- note the hiking shoes hanging from the girl's neck !
Sierra always finds friends !
an eagle's nest
Wayne signing in at the trail head
Wayn leads the way up the mountain