|Peak Summited||2021 Diamond Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Diamond Peak Via Rockpile Trailhead|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were an annoyance|
|Snow Conditions||Intermittent snow - not hard to cross|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
There were mosquitos for sure! There were less of them than a few weeks ago from reports I have gotten, however DEET did almost nothing to detour them.
This hike was harder than I expected. I have easily covered this distance at once and this elevation gain, however I happen to have a huge fear of heights. This mountain almost did me in at the ridge line. I sucked it up and crossed it not once, but twice (I mean I really wanted a shower so going down was a MUST). So far this is the only hike on this challenge I was surprised to see on it because of the exposure. To most it probably isn't that bad, however I had some very experienced hikers in my group that were shocked as well.
The hike itself wasn't too bad, that last few miles was incredibly steep and a royal pain to get down, but poles made it easier. Other than that it was pretty much a breeze and minus the ridge, I would hands down do it again.