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Gorgeous Fall Day on Hot Springs Mountain

Peak Summited2020 Hot Springs Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadLos Coyotes Reservation
EncounteredFall foliage
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Gorgeous Fall day with Fall colors, sections of moist snow about 4 inches deep. Much of the trail is lined with a variety of tress; oaks, cedars. The smell of the forest on the crisp air was great. Challenging up hill on this fire road trail, but smooth trail (other than some mud patches with the wet snow). Quiet.

At the saddle at the top, walk opposite the lookout tower to take the hidden trail to the summit, where if you walk around to the back of the large boulder there's a ladder to help you climb to the very top of the summit boulder where there's a 360 degree view and the summit register.

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