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Fake it ’til you make it

Peak Summited2021 Strawberry Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadRed Box Picnic area
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

This being my first hike of the challenge, a person would think I would take reviews and tips more seriously. While I read there was little shade, some confusion with the trial, and a few false peaks — I was very confident none of that would bother me. I was wrong. I started way to late in the day (11:10am) and it was HOT. I took one wrong turn and hiked up a very steep hill that was not part of the trail (luckily, because I was high up I could see the trail and those properly on it). The false peaks at the end did crush my soul a bit but all of this said it was a super satisfying hike with spectacular views. The last stretch is challenging — but very worth it. Excited to move onto the next peaks in the challenge!

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