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Ontario Peak – Quiet on the Mountain

Peak Summited2020 Ontario Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadIce House Canyon
EncounteredFall foliage
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

It was a little warm, but otherwise a very nice day for a hike.  I've never seen the mountain as empty as it was that day, the parking lot at the trailhead only had a few cars in it, I've never been able to park in it before.  On the hike up Icehouse Canyon I took Chapman Trail, I have never done that before. It does add a couple miles to the hike (each way), but I found it to be a much more interesting trail than the regular trail going through the bottom of the canyon.  A little bit of haze from the top of Ontario Peak, but still a nice view.  There were some Fall colors in the canyon, about as good as it gets in southern California.

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