#2 – Sitton Peak

Peak Summited2019 Sitton Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBear Canyon
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

It's already starting to warm up out there!  Even though it only got up to about 70 degrees, the return hike in early afternoon is mostly in full sun.  Be sure to put on that sunscreen!  The wildflowers are in full bloom and are gorgeous!  I may have taken a few too many pics.  Fat lizards are everywhere (food must be plentiful right now) and we did see 1 beautiful, very fat rattler.  Be very careful where you step!  The gnats were also plentiful…I might have swallowed a few.  It wouldn't be a bad idea to wear a head net.  I think the hike would be much more enjoyable if you're not constantly swatting at insects.

The trail is in good shape, but….that last 1/2 mile or so…ugh!  It is a very sandy and slippery slope.  Lost the trail at one point.  It looked like the trail went in 2 directions.  I veered to the right when I should have gone left.  Ended up doing some bush-whacking.  That was a bit rough.  The view at the top was beautiful and there was a nice breeze blowing.  We hung out there for a bit and just enjoyed the peace and quiet and had the peak all to ourselves.  Coming down was slow and I made very good use of my poles.  Don't forget your poles!

Great hike…happy that I got it out of the way in the springtime.

 

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