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Sitton Peak with an injured knee

Peak Summited2021 Sitton Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBear Canyon
EncounteredWildflowers blooming, Fall foliage
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

I arrived at the parking lot at 6:00 to find only two other cars. The first hour on the trail I didn't see anyone but could hear voice behind me. The trail had alot of poop on it but throughout the day I only saw 3 dogs, silly mountain lions doing their thing. When I got to the top there were a couple of people and we had some nice conversation while taking pics and eating. The last half mile or so of the climb up is a butt burner. Steep but fun. I twisted my knee as I was beginning my hike down and it made for a long and painful couple of hours. People saw me struggling and everyone stopped to see if they could help. I truly appreciate the hiking community for looking after each other. The morning was foggy and overcast but the early afternoon was clear and beautiful. It really was a great hike, pain and all. Can't wait to do it again.

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