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Cool Start, Cooking Finish

Peak Summited2022 Corte Madera
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadCorte Madera Trailhead
EncounteredWildflowers blooming, Ripe berries
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

Began the hike about 30 minutes before sunrise to a cool 54 degree temperature. The hike for me got pretty challenging as there are a couple of areas that have boulders to climb and pretty aggressive inclines. But, I did love this challenging aspect.

I knew I had to move at a strong pace to beat the heat on my return. However, my body told me to slow things a few times and the more challenging areas required me to take my time.  The summit provided me such tranquility especially since I was the only one on the mountain the entire day as most people wouldn't attempt this climb during this time of the summer. I will note that I was ample prepared for hiking in the sun and heat. At the summit I signed the guest log in the box and took photos. Plus, had time to meditate and eat.

The return trip took just as long due to those challenging areas. I noticed a ranger plane flying overhead circling around me a few times probably to see how that crazy climber was doing. By the time I returned to the Trailhead it was 11am and Temps were hitting 90 degrees.

My advice, be prepared with lots of water ie. 3 plus liters at minimum have light layers and a hat to keep sun off and bug spray.

Overall, great hike! I will do it again, though during the cooler months 😎

 

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