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.