Santa Clara County High Point Trip Report
Copernicus Pk (4,360 ft)
Date: January 15, 2001
Author: Peter Maurer
We took the scenic route through the San Antonio Valley south of Livermore and up the east side of the
Hamilton Range, a much longer drive than anticipated, but worth it! The short stroll from the road to the
fire lookout was uneventful. Patches of snow on the ground made the footing tricky, especially the ice on
the ladder and catwalk around the lookout.
Lookout was closed, not too much fire danger this time of year. Still freezing and windy, although the
sunshine felt good.