|Peak Summited||2021 Strawberry Peak|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Red Box Canyon|
|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|
Started SoCal 2021 with Strawberry Peak. Gorgeous sunrise greeting with Venus and a sliver of the moon. Very little ice and snow on the trail. First trace at 2.3 miles, then about 100′ of flat dirty ice at 2.5 miles, and finally less than 10′ of ice a mere 25′ from the summit which can be slippery because of the incline. I did not need to use my micro spikes.
I planned to tackle Mount Lawlor on the descent – and a perfect day to do so – but I got a text message that my son needed help before school so I had to descend quickly to better cell data coverage. In warmer seasons and with more time, I think it will be nice to loop around Colby-Canyon to the north and approach from the west.