2nd Annual Mission Trails 5 peaks

Last year was a blast, and many people have asked me if we were doing this again………of course we are.
The plan is to meet in the dirt parking on the corner of Bushy Hill Dr. and Junipero Serra Trail Road. From there, hit the pavement, head east down Mission Gorge Rd to Mesa Rd and start the first climb up Big Rock Trail towards Cowles Mtn(Peak #1 - 1,591).
Then, we head over to Pyle's Peak(Peak #2 - 1,379), then down to the Mission Trails visitor's center (Mountain Goat down to Mission Gorge) towards the Visitor's Center.
Then up to Kwaay Paay(Peak #3 - 1,194) via Climbers Loop, then back down to the old dam. We can refill our packs or bottles here.
We then head up Oak Canyon Trail up the saddle and up to North Fortuna(Peak #4 -1,291),
Down the North side, then head east towards "Stairway To Heaven" to South Fortuna(Peak #5 - 1,094), Then back down the saddle, across Grasslands Loop towards the dam to the finish........ Wheeeew.

Bring plenty of water(Refill available at the Dam), bring plenty of gu's. Bring a spirit of adventure, especially when we are climbing over rocks and boulders trying to get to Kwaay Paay. The entire route is 18 miles or so with around 6700 elevation gain.

Below is the course from 2012.
http://www.trainingpeaks.com/av/RNJV5LZQA7NL477KSXBPNNRBHE

Group pictures will be taken at each peak. Here are the ones from last year.
http://www.meetup.com/dirtdevils/photos/12355142/

Let's finish 2013 with an amazing Dirt Devil adventure.
David

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  • David L.

    Tell me about it. I'm on my third recovery run and my legs still feel like wet noodles.

    December 30, 2013

  • Tomo

    my quads are still sore... :(

    December 30, 2013

  • Tomo

    Awesome run! :) Let's do this more than once a year!

    December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The climbing really kicked my butt. Thanks for organizing the event and for everyone who participated. If I forget how painful it was by next year I will do it again!

    December 29, 2013

  • George B.

    Damn!!! It looks like I missed a fun one. I got busy at work and didn't get out till 1 this morning

    December 28, 2013

  • Shawn

    Tough and challenging!

    December 28, 2013

  • David L.

    That was tougher than tough…but fun.

    December 28, 2013

  • Sean S

    Ok I am officially beat. 19.75 miles with 5,472 feet of gain. Whew!
    http://tpks.ws/Br3N

    December 28, 2013

  • Tomo

    It was a lot of fun last year! Looking forward to it! :)

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was thinking of doing this tomorrow but I will save it for the 28th.

    December 12, 2013

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