Let's hike up to the top of Mission Peak, and try to watch the Geminid meteor shower! Assuming the weather cooperates, we'll cross over to the sheltered side of the peak, and watch the sky for a while; the forecast is for about 50 meteors per hour this evening, so we can hope for a good show. It's not a terribly long trail, but it is quite steep; we'll be gaining 2000 feet of elevation in 3 miles to get to the top. Hiking boots, extra layers, and flashlight strongly recommended. Also bring water, and maybe snacks and a beach blanket. Rain cancels. Meet at Mission Peak.
Directions to Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont: Take 880 north to Mission Blvd exit; take Mission about 1.5 miles to the third light. Just beyond the third light, turn right on Stanford Ave at the sign that says "Mission Peak Regional Preserve." This road ends at the parking lot. Important: the parking area is now paved. All un-paved areas, now matter how parkable they look, are off limits. There is abundant overflow parking along Vineyard Ave., the first public sidestreet as you head back down Stanford.