Monday: (01/13) Granola and banana for breakfast. Alex stopped by and we carpooled up to Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. I had scheduled a hike there for the San Jose Midweek Hikers. We had 18 hikers. We hiked down the Nature Trail then up to the top of Black Mountain.. It was a cold and overcast day. We beat the rain for the hike. It was a 6 mile 1300” climb hike. A chopped salad from the Corner Bakery Restaurant down the street. Spaghetti for dinner.