Climbed Mission Peak with the boy. The night before, I woke up at 5am and realized I forgot my shoes! So we went to Sports Basement (with the extra 20% off) before the hike for me to buy shoes. We planned to have a picnic at the top so we packed accordingly. But we ended up eating Jack-in-the-Box breakfast burritos before hiking. Not the smartest decision. The scenery was very bland during the hike. The most excitement was seeing horses on the way down and a large bird predator. I don't know what kind of bird it was; a hawk? The hike was strenuous since it goes straight up all the way to the peak with no breaks in incline. We went on a mildly foggy day so we couldn't see as far as a lot of the hiking guides claimed. Oh well. It's close enough to home to do again. Felt good to climb it though. My cheeks got a little burned. We didn't end up eating the picnic food we brought up (er...the boy lugged up) but having apple juice at the top was delish! So many people asked us to take pictures for them! After the hike we heading back to watch the '9ers beat the Saints and ate our picnic food.
[didn't edit any of the pics. i felt like they were nice as is]