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Sitton Peak

Peak Summited2021 Sitton Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBear Canyon
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CNQ5GC-rihH/?igshid=1pa7wufot2kc1

We arrive at the trailhead around 5am and it was 43°F 🥶 I did not bring any cold gear whatsoever. We decided to stay in the car for another hour or so to not expose myself and get sick.

An hour passed (6.30am) and it's still 43°F outside LMAO! My hands were freezing but I've decided to just #SpartanUp and try to warm my core by running up the inclines – which worked like a charm.

There are 3 junctions in this trail. So long as you follow the tiny white post to Bear Canyon > Sitton Peak, you shouldn't have any trouble navigating – or just get AllTrails and gimme a follow 😉

The whole trail felt flat to me. The last quarter mile is the steepest part and is a good workout. I guess I'm feeling pretty good since we started training for Spartan last week. Up the last section, try to stay left when it splits. I kept going right and had to bushwhack my way back to the main trail.

📍 Sitton Peak
🥾 9.8mi 📈 2,087ft gain 🏔️ 3,273ft peak
⭐ Unique in that it straddles two watersheds, the San Mateo Creek, which drains out by San Clemente, and the San Juan Creek, which drains out at Dana Point.
⭐ Six Pack of Peaks Challenge

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