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Eagle Rock previously climbed Tue, Dec 31, 2013|
Just past the junction with the Eagle Rock Trail, the N. Rim Trail skirts above Alum Rock on the north side. A use trail drops down a grassy slope from the main trail to the base of the rock formation. Some easy class 3 scrambling gets one to the summit with about 20ft of prominence. Steve joined me at the summit but Tom decided the halfway point was good enough. It was a bit windy and chilly at the top but the halway point, sunnier and protected from the wind, made a better picnic site. In usual fashion, we drank the two bottles of wine first before partaking of the other picnic goods which included various cheeses, fruit, bread and hummus. Mmm. Afterwards, we packed up and headed back, first making a detour to visit Eagle Rock, overlooking the Santa Clara Valley (which would also make a good picnic site). Not a bad way to spend a Friday...
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