Hey! Look that's me at the summit of Mission Peak near Fremont CA. I got the opportunity to make this run when a customer pushed out a meeting to the next day which extended a business trip. I ran from the Ohlone College trail head and I'm guessing it was around a 6 mile run based on the time it took me to summit and get back to the car.
I saw a few hikers and three deer on a hillside. The climb is runnable however in my current condition I ended up power hiking up at least one mile of the climb on this out and back run.
I was on the lookout for other trail running animals that frequent this trail but Catra was not spotted during my run. I did run into Hartmut Fokken who works at Ohlone College in the IT department. He was hiking at lunch as is not able to run any long trail distances at the present time due to a hip injury. Coincidentally two years ago when I visited the trail head over at Stanford Blvd. I ran into Hartmut as he came in from a run. He's got a thick European accent and really enjoys trail running. His picture is at the bottom of these photos.
Looks like some soggy running for us folks in the Pacific NW this weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend of running and whatever!