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My friend, Bob Hardy, who has since passed away, still looks over us high atop the Mission crags. A rough trail leads to an enchanting sandstone enclave I've named the Rock Garden.

Ray Ford

My friend, Bob Hardy, who has since passed away, still looks over us high atop the Mission crags. A rough trail leads to an enchanting sandstone enclave I've named the Rock Garden.


The Rock Garden

All Off-Trail & Full of Sky-high Adventure


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