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Flag Hill

Description: * Destination : Flag Hill (and Maguire Peaks?) @ Sunol
* Stats : 8 miles (or 13 miles), 1803' gain, 2.3 mph.
* Meeting Time : Sun July 29, 2018 @ 7:30 AM at a place near Milpitas
* Estimated finish : 12:25p, back at the trailhead
* Organizer: DN (walks.nani at gmail dot com)
* RSVP : Yes, by Friday 6 PM. Info about the meeting place will be mailed after the rsvp-s close. Join the waitlist and let me know your email and contact number unless you are sure that I know you; and tell me in brief about your hiking ability as in max distance hiked and in what time, max elevation, etc. Expect 2 (just you and me) to 5 people on the hike.

The basic plan is to start on Shady Glen Trail and climb to Flag Hill (one steep, unshaded mile, but it comes when it is still coolish in the morning). From there drop to so-4, followed by a gentle uphill mile to the vista point at so-28. From there proceed to Little Yosemite, cool the feet in the creek, and wind up the hike along the fire road. A more ambitious plan would be to add 4 miles to the hike (and skip the vista point at so-28) and hike to Maguire Peaks (spelled Maguire Peak on the latest park map with the last 's' dropped), with the beautiful Indian Joe Creek the return route. The trail to Maguire Peakx affords great views but that is a much tougher hike and the trail is a tad too rugged for my liking.

Check the park's website for parking fee and suchlike details. Bring a plastic bag or two for muddy shoes. Do not bring pets. Bring dollars for carpool, parking, etc.

Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Created by: Dhananjay Naniwadekar
Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:24am GMT
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Bring Lunch: Y
Hiking Boots: Y
Suncreen: Y
Hat: Y
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Water: 3L
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Dogs: not allowed
RSVP required: Y
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