Garin Regional Park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

A Pleasant Jaunt in the East Bay Hills

Organized by the Stanford Outing Club

Photos by Neil Mishalov

On 19 November 2006, we did a 10.5 mile hike in the East Bay Hills, just east of Hayward

We began this hike at the Garin Regional Park entrance. Both Garin Regional Park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, which are contiguous, were once ranches. Two families, the Meyers on the Dry Creek Pioneer side, and the Garins on the northwest side, ran the ranches continuously from the 1880's until 1979, when their ranch lands became part of the East Bay Regional Park District. We spent a few minutes at Tolman Peak, the site where a UNITED AIRLINES DC-6 CRASHED on 24 August 1951. The hike started at about 10:45 a.m., and we finished the hike at about 3:30 p.m. There was a total elevation gain of 2,125 feet; 21 hikers participated in the hike. The leader of this hike was Jane Ohgami.

All photographs were taken with a Canon SD-700is camera

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GOOGLE EARTH Satellite Photo Map of the Area with a GPS Tracked Route Superimposed

Hiking data gathered with a Garmin 60Cx GPS RECEIVER

GPS data converter by LOAD-MY-TRACKS for Macintosh OSX

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Topographic map depiction of the hiking route. Hike data gathered with a GARMIN 60Cx GPS receiver. Topographic mapping program for Macintosh OSX by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.



Looking northeast from the High Ridge Trail. Ten separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this panoramic image.

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Looking northwest from the High Ridge Trail. Seven separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this panoramic image.

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On Tolman Peak we met a group of hikers from MIT. Apparently their group consisted of alumni and friends, who live and work in the Silicon Valley area. This photo is of both the Stanford and MIT hikers. Interestingly, this picture is taken at the exact location where a UNITED AIRLINES DC-6 CRASHED on 24 August 1951. Immediately subsequent to the crash, a significant portion of the plane hurtled off this small plateau into the canyon beyond. Four separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this panoramic image.

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On the South Fork Trail. Five separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this panoramic image.

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The Stanford group having lunch on the lower section of the Tolman Peak Trail. Four separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this panoramic image.



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The hike started with a steep uphill in Garin Regional Park Up, up, up Taking a breather before we continue the climb
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The High Ridge Trail in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. Garin Regional Park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park are contiguous parks Gossip Rock in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park Jane Ohgami, the fearless leader of this hike


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This page created on 20 November 2006. All photographs copyright 2006, by NEIL MISHALOV

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