Peak Summited2019 Rose Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadWelch Creek Road
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

I wanted to set a challenge for myself on this trek. I had only hiked as far as 16 miles in one day in my hiking career so I thought I could accomplish this in one day. I was not wrong. Welch Creek Rd was probably one of the most sketchy roads I have ever driven on. The road is two lanes but at the size of one. I managed to narrowly avoid a cow that was around a turn. I have learned that if you want parking at trails, get there at 8 am at the latest. I had a late start in the morning and got there at 10:30 am. Surprisingly there wasn’t any issue finding parking right at the front of the trail head. The hike overall was fantastic despite the cow pies littering the trail/ landscape. It was pretty well maintained so no treacherous climbing was needed. Because I got there late I ended up hiking in the dark for about an hour and a half. I didn’t have any issues because I had trekking poles and a headlamp. Very exciting stuff!


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