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Fremont Peak, central California, 16 April. I had lunch up here during a day trip exploring the San Andreas fault, recorded here:

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Apr 27 2007 00:30 GMT PhotoPro PRO
great detail here!
impressive site and credentials on About.com
Apr 27 2007 02:17 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful spot for lunch!
Apr 27 2007 04:53 GMT fhelsing PRO
so peaceful ...
Apr 27 2007 05:31 GMT DonMussell PRO
Nice job hiding the towers! I worked up there in the 1970's, and spent many long nights looking out over the Salinas Valley from up on top.
Apr 27 2007 16:51 GMT alden PRO
The peak got its name from the soldier-explorer John C. Fremont. In 1846 he so annoyed the Mexican authorities in Monterey that they asked him to leave. He and his men climbed this mountain, then named Gavilan Peak, and built fortifications complete with American flag. The Mexicans let him sit up there for a while, and eventually the American authorities got him to leave. But I was impressed with the sheer energy it took to do all that.
May 07 2007 03:16 GMT LisaSam67
hey!!! I'm from Hayward!!! just saw a comment from you on jef's page and it sounded like you were from the same area.. too cool... I'm over in the Sac area now but the folks are still in hayward LOL

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