|Peak Summited||2021 Santiago Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Maple spring road|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Old Saddleback shares the name “Santiago” as to the creek that originates from its Southwestern flancs, and by the help of the other point of the saddle, Modjeska.
The Indigenous’ Kalawpa for “wooded place”, is the highest point in the Santa Ana Mountains and of Orange County. It is believed to be Sanctuary to Quaoar , a Divine figure to the Takic-speaking Natives;
now clustered with arrays that provides signals coverage for five SoCal counties..
My first time up here, surely not my last.