I took the furry kid to Sunol today so we could go up to Mission Peak, the back way. The trail goes through the Ohlone Wilderness. This is the way the Ohlone 50K runners came down from Mission Peak last weekend. It's a much prettier route than Stanford. I'm not sure it's any easier but I really wasn't looking for easier, now was I? It is a bit longer too. And there is some very nice single track. WOOT!
Boomer is quicker than me on the uphills. But then again, who isn't?!
I can't tell you the last time Boomer has been on this trail. I haven't been here since last summer. He hasn't been here for maybe 2.5 or 3 years? However.... he knew around which turn coming up, the drainage pipes were going to be. He spotted every single one. Silly dog!
Here is the back side of Mission Peak. It just looks like a little hill from this side.
And look, they still have cows here! One of the babies actually copped an attitude with Boomer. He fell for it and took off in the other direction. As soon as we hit this section, which is at the base of the summit, the wind from the west was super strong. Made me very happy I came up the way I did.
We finally made it to the top. Here we shared a bag of Clif Blocks before turning around and heading back down.
No Boomer in front of me anymore. He is much slower than me on the downhills. LOL I had to keep waiting for him. I'm not sure if it's the gravel on this section or that he just doesn't like downhill. Or perhaps he's tired by this point.