I started the climb around 6:20, which gave me a little over an hour before sunset.
|The beginning of the very dry path to the top.|
|The moon that would light my way back.|
|Cows just roam free in the absurd heat of the sun.|
|Not at the top yet and sunset was closing in.|
|The marker at the top of Mission Peak.|
|Sitting at the top of Mission Peak watching the sun set.|
The sun set while I was at the top of the mountain. There were still plenty of people around and the moon was bright so I wasn't worried. I made my way down by moonlight and took this panoramic of the cities surrounding the bay from about 3/4 of the way up the mountain.
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Here's the hike as captured by runkeeper.