Hike Log

Santiago’s suffering


Cadillac trailhead

Type of Hike:

Day hike

Trail Conditions:

Obstacles on trail


Road rough but passable


Bugs were not too bad


Snow free

….that was fun.

Santiago, you were an excellent pain in the ass.

Cadillac trailhead starts off with jeep trails. Loose soil and rocks, up a rutted trail. A couple miles of tough terrain. You arrive at the Joplin trail and have a nice slow uphill to the drop down in the “secret garden”. Watch for bikers and motorbikes. The garden like area was a great break to filter water and relax… because the next 3ish miles are hell. Climbing at a very high grade the entire time on loose gravel and rocks. This continues with decent shade minus the last half mile to the divide trail (heaven).

You continue on fairly flat low grade all the way to the top. The views are goodish (power and cell towers cover the area) you follow up to the top left side to find the geocache.

5 hours up – 3 hours down. 3.5 liters of water down. Im glad to have that one down.


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