Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bishop Peak Climb

I flew down to San Luis Obispo, CA between Seattle trips to visit with Ryan while he is visiting with his family. So while I was there I hiked another 5 miles for hike-a-thon by climbing Bishop Peak. Bishop Peak is one of the Morros in San Luis Obispo. The Morros are a chain of volcanic plug mountains from the ocean at Morro Bay to San Luis Obispo. There are either 7 or 9 peaks depending on who you talk to. They are called the Nine Sisters. Bishop Peak is the tallest of these. On a clear day we would be able to see all the way to the ocean from the top, but The La Brea fire, about 56 miles southeast in the San Rafael Wilderness was contributing to the hazy atmosphere on this day. The trail passes through grassy areas and an oak forest before you climb to the huge granite boulders at the top.

So my mileage total is up to 46.5 miles and the pledges total is now $948! only $52 dollars away from my goal of $1,000. You can still make donations on the WTA website, just click on this link: Amanda's WTA Fundraising Page

The Nine Sisters
Bishop Peak

Bishop Peak Wine


LunaSea said...

I'm a SLO native living in Santa Cruz county. Thanks for posting pictures of home. Makes me all nostalgic.

dianesteelequilts said...

I just love seeing your smiling face in these posts. It's evident you just LOVE hiking and doing good works for WTA!


Goofy girl said...

You are well on your way to making your goal !!!

Dana W.

Amanda from Seattle said...

Thanks to YOU, Goofy Girl!

Lea said...

Seems like you should get some kind of bonus points for elevation gain.

Amanda from Seattle said...

They did have an extra prize for the most elevation gain one year. Needless to say, I was no where near winning that one! :-)