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Hot Springs Mountain

Peak Summited2022 Hot Springs Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadHot Springs Mountain Trail
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Like a few reported on alltrails.com, there were three or four spots where gnats were annoying – but not enough to detract from the hike.

Honestly, I started out early to avoid the heat, but it actually wasn't too bad! There was a solid breeze on my return trip, so I think I actually could have started later. It was a nice solo hike (my first one in this challenge!). I was extremely impressed with how quickly I finished the peak – just under 4 hours, clocking in at 3 hours 55 minutes.

Once at the peak, I attempted to climb to get a picture of the geomarker, but I got to the top of the ladder and chickened out.

Overall, this is an absolutely beautiful hike!

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