A couple of weeks ago my hiking buddy Ashley and I got this bright idea to trying different hiking trails in the bay area. After much contemplation and seeing photos from my Facebook friends we decided that we try to hike Mission Peak in Fremont, Ca.
Mission Peak is a 1500 ft climb up a STEEP dirt trail that is categorized for moderate to easy hikers. The view is so breath-taking that you can’t resist taking multiple breaks to catch your breath overlooking the south bay. Hiking is a great exercise alternative to the regular gym routine and it works EVERY muscle in your body. That day I saw different kinds of people; from kids, babies in strollers, big and small, all with one goal to make it to the peak.
If you are local and plan to do this hike I recommend you bring two bottles of water, something to snack on mid-way there, and of course your camera to take pictures of your victory. Wait, did I mention it was HOT?! So start the early to avoid heat exhaustion. I plan to do this hike next month and actually take a picture at the peak pole. I’m hoping to bring a long other black girls (and guys) so we can add a bit more color to the trails and show the world that not only do we workout, but black girls HIKE!