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Mission Peak Regional Preserve

(San Francisco Bay Region 3D image tour)

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The massive Mission Peak landslide is visible from much of the South Bay region. Giant hillslope fissures and ongoing movement of this massive landslide area pose a potential hazard to homes in the valley below, on the eastern outskirts of the city of Fremont.

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Vertical layers of sandstone form a hogback ridge along the eastern side of Mission Peak summit in the preserve.
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Outcrops of steeply dipping sandstone stand out in contrast to the grassy upland area on the south side of Mission Peak.
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Ledge-forming sandstone layers on the south side of Mission Peak.
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Large blocks of stone litter a broad talus slope along the base of the hogbacks on the east side of Mission Peak in the Hidden Valley area.
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The sandstone hogback on the south side of Mission Peak.
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Sandstone boulders, grassy fields, and a grove of bay laurel trees along the Hidden Valley Trail in the preserve.
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The upper part of the Mission Peak slide.
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Barren rocky outcrops at the summit of Mission Peak. A radio tower marks the top of nearby Mt. Allison.
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The sandstone hogback ridge on Mission Peak with Hidden Valley to the right, and the radio tower on Mt. Allison in the distance.
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The Mission Peak Landslide.
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Part of the talus slope in Hidden Valley (on the southwest side of Mission Peak).
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Last modified 11/24/2003