|Peak Summited||2021 Strawberry Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Intermittent snow - not hard to cross|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Got to the trail early around 6am while it was still dark. I wanted to get to the trailhead before any crowds and watch the sunrise. I was the first person to summit this morning. The weather was clear, a little chilly, but once I started hiking I started taking off warming layers. I started the hike using a flashlight until the sun came up, which was such a beauty to watch! I kept a nice pace in the beginning and then about 2.5 miles in is when the incline starts, so naturally my min/mile average did increase as well. There were some sections of the trail that did have hard crunchy snow but crampons were not necessary. This was my first peak of the New Year so I was super motivated, excited, and I am proud of the min/mile average that I finished with.