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    2003 Ohlone Wilderness Backpacking Trip
    (Friday, 09 May - Sunday 11 May, 2003)

    Oak tree in Sunol Regional
Wilderness
    See also my photo gallery from this trip.


    After a few weeks of planning, Sarah and I set out on what was to be my first backpacking trip since I was 9 years old. Over the past couple years, I'd been slowly accumulating lightweight gear on clearance at REI and Campmor. This trip, in addition to being fun-sounding in its own right, would be used to test out our gear and see what all we needed and didn't need before doing more "serious" trips in the Sierras after the snow melts.

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    Trip stats:
    Distance: 30.8mi
    Total Time: 18hrs 55min
    Elevation gain: 8,270 feet
    Difficulty: 8
    Scenery: 8
    Trail condition/markings/etc: 10 - clearly marked, and in good condition considering the number of recent storms
    Wildflowers: 8
    Overall rating: 8

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