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1st Spiked Hike

Peak Summited2021 Sawmill Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadNordic Base
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

The trail is easy to follow up to the Condor Observatory.  It disappears in large sections after that.  This was my 1st time hiking in spikes.  I don't think this would be a very challenging hike when it's clear, but it was slow going with lots of slippery slush and post holing for the last 2 miles.  It was beautiful and I'm really glad I took the challenge of doing it in the snow.  I only saw 1 other person the entire time I was out there.  Amazing!

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