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Santiago Peak – Not my favorite hike, but the views were awesome!

Peak Summited2021 Santiago Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMaple Springs Road
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad rough but passable
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

This hike was pleasant on a 50 degree day. There's no shade, so I don't think I'd do this hike if it was any hotter. Also, be prepared to share the road with lots of vehicles! Definitely inhaled a lot more dust than I would have wanted to. Also, to get to the trailhead you're driving on a dirt road for about 7 miles. Thankfully nothing happened to my Honda Accord, but I probably wouldn't do that again unless I had a 4wd vehicle.

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