Hike Log

Swimming with Snakes in Sizer


Park Headquarters

Type of Hike:

Day hike

Trail Conditions:

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


Bugs were an annoyance


Snow free

Technically we dunked in some creek pools and technically the snakes swam away from us.  I'm pretty sure they were Aquatic Gatersnakes, which are common in the area and harmless to hikers and humans.

Anyway, Sizer is hard af, as usual but it was great to get out in the Spring this time to see the wildflowers bloomin' and green hills rollin'.  When I hiked Sizer last year, I made a point to remember to dike it this time in Spring.  This time around I hiked with a friend that is a part of the Brewtrails hiking group and funny thing is, I found out he was doing the SPP Challenge while on this hike. LOL,  Kinda funny!

We started on the trail at 6:50 and headed clockwise.  It was just after Sunrise and nice and cool out but we still expected an 80 degree day.  The signs or AllTrails always messes with your head on this one but expect around 16 miles as per socalhiker.com and not 14 miles like the app says.  We did tack on an extra mile to do the scenic, less gnar side trail because my poor feet were not happy but it was worth it.  That kinda cool breeze coming up the hillside is a royal treat when you just sweated the 3 Liters of water you just drank on that last 1.7 mile spurt with a 1000 foot gain.

I think I want to backpack this peak overnight next year.


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