Mile o’ Bugs

Peak Summited2020 Sitton Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBear Canyon
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CD7vSAnBfEQ/

Aug 15, 2020
Elevation: 3,273 ft
Total Elevation gain: 2,050 ft
Total Distance: 10 miles

Early start to beat the heat. Spectacular sunrise over Lake Elsinore as I was winding my way up Ortega Highway toward the trailhead.  Beautiful hike with gentle ascents up until the last 1/3 mile that requires some scrambling up its steep slope.  Encountered bugs at the 2 mile mark until the 4-way junction.  They were relentless;  even my buff couldn't keep them out!  I hiked back down via the Bear Ridge trail, which is a bit longer and more exposed, but great views and no bugs!

Peak 15 / 18 of the #SixPackofPeaks challenge

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