Full Moon Hike on Mission Peak #3

The next full moon in July is on July 12. Moonrise is at 8:39PM. Sunset will be at 8:30PM. We should be able to see moon and the sun together. Something different for dinner this time. We had thai/crepes for #1, malaysian fusion for #2, so its vietnamese for moonlight hike #3. 

After dinner, around 7-7:15 PM we start hiking up Mission Peak. If we make good time, we will be on top of Mission Peak at around 8:30. Spend 15 minutes on the top and start the descent at 8:45-9PM and arrive back at the cars at around 10:00PM. If you want to skip dinner and just do the hike, the address for the parking lot is 1880 Stanford Avenue, Fremont CA. I will bring my pair of astronomy binoculars.

If you are going to miss the dinner, be at the parking lot around 7:15PM. Please note that the parking lot closes at 10PM, so please park on the side streets outside of the lot. Also Mission Peak Curfew is at 10PM. We will always try to respect the curfew and the park rangers.

What do i need?

• Backpack and water: Preferably a hydrating one. I think 50 ounces should be sufficient.

• Flashlight, preferably an LED one or a head lamp. You might not need it but you might in case you need to find something in your pack.

• Camera (tripod optional). If you want to take some photos at the top, have a cell camera or bring your usual camera. Just remember you have to haul it up and down.

• Snacks. Even if you had dinner, you might burn up to 1,500 calories on this hike.

• Warm jacket and clothing. It can get windy up there.

Please note that Mission Peak is 3 miles each way, fairly steep incline with[masked] ft elevation gain. We will try to not take breaks on the way up so please expect a good work out. Last time, we got up to the peak between 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes. We will usually have 2 groups, a faster one and slightly slower one.

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  • Robert L.

    Thanks James for organizing! Food was great and full moon hike was awesome!!
    Looking foward to seeing youguys at next meet up.

    1 · July 14

  • Yuri

    Thanks, James, for organizing and *finally* delivering on the full moon (super moon at that)! ;) @Jimmy, you missed out on the great sunset and moonrise, dude... :)

    1 · July 14

  • Angelaa

    Thank you so much James for organizing!! Dinner was amazing and we made it!! It was so much fun! I am looking forward to Full Moon #4!!

    1 · July 13

  • Imran

    It was a blast. Nice meeting everyone. James, thanks for organizing!

    1 · July 13

  • James N.

    Thank you to everyone who came out. It was nice to meet everyone. Hope to see you on the next one.

    3 · July 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am I the only one who's late? Anyone out there still coming in late?

    July 12

  • James N.

    For those who are just going to meet at the trailhead, we hope to be there between 7:15 to 7:30. Thanks!

    July 12

  • Yuri

    I am not working, but baking... :P Will meet you guys @ trailhead!

    July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still at work. Might join late at the hiking event.

    July 12

  • Venu A.

    7 of my friends are joining me so, we are head starting will see you guy's at the peak!

    July 12

  • tom m.

    Thanks for the add James , see you at dinner

    July 12

  • Imran

    Hi, I am also new here and am looking forward to meeting everyone at the trailhead this evening.

    July 12

  • Robert L.

    Hello,
    I am new here and look foward to meeting youguys at the resturant tonite.

    July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to join for dinner, but will meet you guys at the trailhead by 7:15

    July 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought we would all meetup at the entrance of Mission Peak near the rest rooms? I usually park along the side streets of Antelope and Vineyard, close to those nice residential homes.

    July 11

    • James N.

      I just did a search, it looks like 1880 Stanford Ave works better, so I updated the details.

      July 11

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, James!

      July 12

  • Jules C

    Interested in joining! Is it okay to bring my dog?

    July 9

    • Ankita

      O thats great! I have a small poodle I would love to bring too!

      July 11

    • James N.

      Just make sure you manage your dogs. Mission Peak does require you to clean up after them but yes, its fine to bring the 4 legged friends.

      July 11

  • Ankita

    Hi, I am new to the group. Have heard a lot about Mission Peak and what better time to do it than Bets Full Moon of the year! :) Excited!

    July 11

    • James N.

      Ankita, welcome. It will be a nice hike I hope. The skies were clear tonight and I hope they hold for tomorrow.

      July 11

  • Thao H.

    I am new. I just joined in the group today. Will we meet at 5:45pm at Vung Tau Restaurant July 12?

    July 11

    • James N.

      Thao, if you plan to go to dinner, yes. See you at Vung Tau.

      July 11

  • Angelaa

    I'm going to be slow...just to let everyone know...:( any slow hikers?

    1 · July 9

    • Jules C

      I am too, we can be slow together :P

      2 · July 10

    • Ankita

      I will be a slow hiker..I have plantar fasciitis rigth now

      1 · July 11

  • Chris

    Full-moon hikes are my favorites, but I'm thinking of hiking Half-Dome by moon light at midnight Friday morning, then I'm guiding river rafts SFA Sat & Sun. msg me directly if you'd like to join. Lottery for Friday opens Wednesday. :)

    July 8

    • James N.

      I wish I could but I am on a plane this weekend to Asia. Good luck..

      July 10

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