Independence Day on Sitton

Started the trail about 630a. Only 2 other cars in the parking lot. The trail was a nice little workout as usual. There were 2…

Sitton Peak Quick Round Trip

Quick 4 hour hike to complete the round trip on Sitton peak.  There was prior confusion on whether this trail & parking lot was open. …

Scramble to the top

We started in clouds on an overcast day and by the time we were finished, it was sunny and hot. The hike would have been…

Scramble to the top

We started in clouds on an overcast day and by the time we were finished, it was sunny and hot. The hike would have been…

Epic views

We arrived at the trail at 6:00 am. The trail is a moderate incline for most of the way. The last under a mile is…

Hot time on Sitton

This was a first time hike to Sitton Peak. A bit of a late start getting up this morning coupled with the hour plus drive…

Sitton Peak

Bugs… Hot… Enjoyed summiting Sitton with family and friends.  Harder than it needed to be with the heat and exposure.  But, it’s done now!

No sittin’ at Sitton Peak

This was my husband’s first time bagging a peak and I think he caught the bug! The trail was 90% easy, but the last push…

Sittin’ On Sitton

I started just after 7:30 under the typical “June Gloom”, my good friends Susie Kara and Gail Welch joined me on what was to be…

1st Big Hike

This was my first big hike, my husband and I just discovered the 6 peak challenge and I was excited to try my first one…

Sitton in the Morning Sun

First solo hike. Loved the alone time. Met some really nice people on the trail although one trail runner did startle me with his stealthy…

Seven on Sitton

Horse flies were out in mass and parking lot closed but still a great way to spend the day with friends.

Sunny Sitton

The Parking lot at the Bear Canyon Trailhead is still closed. We found a spot on Ortega Hwy to park, but very dangerous to cross…

Worth the drive!

Parking was closed so we parked on a small space with some other 4-5 cars.  Clear and warm day. Beautiful hike.

Sitton Peak

Parking lot was still closed but plentiful on the side road. Quite a few hikers noted. Trail was in good condition. Know that we share…

Sitton Peak, Challenge #1

This hike was absolutely beautiful.  My husband and I approached this hike in two different ways so I can say this trail is moderately challenging…

Sitton Peak

My first time up Sitton Peak and it was perfection!  The company, the climb and the challenge all made this hike enjoyable and unforgettable!

Sitton Peak

Nice, moderate hike with plenty of foliage to enjoy! The top half mile up is steep with plenty of scree, but all is worth it…

Wander Women at Sitton Peak

A few women from the Wander Women hiking group did this as a training hike for Cucamonga peak we plan to do next month.  The…

broke quarantine with sitton

keeping this short and sweet since i’m late posting it… this was my first significant hike since Covid-19 quarantine. felt amazing to be back on…

Stalked by Mountain Lion

Trail conditions were great and barely saw anybody else on the Covid 19 social distancing issue. Hiked with adult daughter, and it seemed that we…

Sitton Peak

This’s a 10miles hike out and back with 2100ft elevation gain. We started @0705 with moving time of 4:07. The summit was pretty crowded with…

Vitamin D on Sitton Peak

Perfect weather for hiking Sitton Peak! The trailhead parking lot across from the Candy Store (as well as street parking in front of the Candy…

Sitting on Sitton peak.

Should have started earlier, was warm by the time I got halfway up, but great hike. Enough of a breeze to cool down, lots of…

Sitton Peak via Bear Ridge

A glorious day filled with sunshine & laughter and we hiked a peak to boot. ⁣ ⁣ Ten miles, out and back, roughly 2,100 feet…

Sitting on Sitton

Sitton Peak, off of the Ortega Highway, is a beautiful peak in the heart of the Santa Ana range.  This 9.2 mile hike is notorious…

Super Social Distancing

We had to get out of the house for a few hours.  we are both familiar with the canyon so we decide to go for…

Quarantine Hike!

This was such a beautiful hike with beautiful views.  10 miles round trip.  Clearly marked trail, lots of options.  Lots of trails so follow your…

I do not Sit on Sitton Peak

The hike was great! Parts of the trail were a little muddy but overall, it was doable. The sign was still at the peak. And…

Number 9 of 36!

Good vibes with friends & family & my brother’s first hike/ summit ⛰️! Kicking it off with shots of @los_sundays Tequila on a Sunday to…

#6!!!! Sitton Peak

#6!! Good hike. Bringing poles were a good idea. Last half mile or so was very steep, narrow, and the trail was eroded. Views were…

Views for miles!

360 degree views from Laguna Beach to San Jacinto. Loved seeing the Pacific Ocean and the snow topped mountains from afar. Trail was semi-shady. One…

What Social Distancing????

This was our last hike before the trail closed. So much for social distancing. This was most people that I’ve seen on the trail. The…

no SITTON around

The trail was hard packed for the most part with a couple muddy sections from the recent rains. The scramble to the peak is always…

Sit on Sitton Peak

Met a fellow teacher on extended break due to Coronavirus for this long but fairly easy hike!  Last ascent (upon diverging from the truck trail)…

Mt. Sitton

There was only a 20 percent chance of rain that day. Once on the trail, the rain became heavier. I definitely suggest to always take…

Corona virus get away

With all the madness goin on with the corona virus we decided to get away in the mountains away from big crowds away from fights…

Sitton Peak

Cool weather.  Not a lot of people.  Good hike!  Very “foresty.”  Last 1/4 mile very difficult – bring poles for up and down.  Well worth…

Sitton Peak

It was a perfect day for a hike. Low 60s for most of it but Gusty colder winds at the summit so make sure to…

Sitton Peak

Last half a mile is straight up!  Good training hike.

Sitton Peak via Bear Canyon Trail

Headed out on the trail around 7am. The first two miles were a breeze. We approached some cool looking trees, then made a right and…

Third Times the Charm!!

Started off in the drizzle and by the time we got to the peak the skies opened up to beautiful sunshine. Perfect weather, perfect temps…

Hike

WTF was up with that last stretch of the trail??? At least that was a good workout. Knocked it out in 3hr 43min

Sitton Pretty

It’s not Spring yet, but that didn’t stop the wildflowers from blooming. There were many different ones that were purple, red, orange, yellow and white.…

Boom, Sitton Peak!

First, I might add that if you are parking in the lot for Chiquita Falls, do be sure to cross over Ortega Highway and start…

Birthday Hike

Weather was nice, a little bit cold when we started, it was sunny past 9am, trail is marked good, it was pretty easy for the…

Sitton Peak

I went to this hike Wednesday morning, started the hike at 8:00AM and it took us 3 hours and 50 minutes to complete the hike.…

Sitton Peak

Great 1st Peak. Gorgeous weather today for this hike, great views!

We didn’t get lost!! Haha

Weather was beautiful. 70’s and sunny. We started at 8:25am and done around 1:40pm.  We were able to see the ocean and Catalina at the…

Sitton Peak

California buckwheat was in bloom on this day making this hike feel like a fairy land.

I love this peak

I love this peak. It’s a great peak if you’re starting out the challenge (IMO). Beautiful views at the top if you are lucky to…

Ain’t No One Sitting on Sitton Peak

First Peak of 2020, Ohana Hikers and I ventured out to Sitton Peak. It was a wonderful day to challenge ourselves and embrace California’s crazy…

Sitton Peak

great long hike with women’s hiking group, trail in good shape, was rainy nice sunrise

Who does this?

First Peak Ever!!! And it wasn’t Easy…lol..I like hot sunny hikes…it was Rainy, Cloudy, Windy and Cold!!! Brrrrr…..This was a Definite challenge for me, the…

Sitton Peak

Trail to scramble was well maintained. Weather was cool and misty. I wouldn’t recommend this trail in the middle of summer. Exposed. Last 1/4 mile…

My first Peak!

This was my first peak of the year! I got there around 5:45 am it was pitch dark and cold. I did experience winds and…

Sitting on Sitton Peak

Overcast most of the hike.  Raining in spurts as we near the peak.  At the peak it was very windy, cold and showered.  Trails near…

Sitton Peak

It was a chilly 46 degree morning when we got started. Quickly began to feel warm and sun was shining. The hike had some shady…

Sitton Pretty

Arrived here at sunrise, and enjoyed the sights & sounds on this beautiful trail. With the lush greenery and blooming flowers, it already felt like…

Sitton Peak

It was perfect weather for this hike, loved the trees and wilderness in this hike.

Sitton Peak Adventure!

Decided what a better day to spend my Leap Year with a fantastic HIKE!!! I had an absolutely great time exploring and climbing as well…

Sittin’ in the fog

Did this before the lock down, but I accidentally logged it under Wilson, so here it is again for the badge! Ran into a bunch…

Rain and slide, not!

Although we had clouds the entire hike it was nice to see all the sparkling water drops on the foliage and flowers starting to show…

Sitton Peak

Cloud galore and very cold 🥶 but always happy to hike

Muddy sitton

Great weather, lots off people hiking today, muddy trails cause of rain

Sweet Sitton Peak

A little muddy, but otherwise gorgeous! Overcast and cool, so it felt easy. I was slower than the rest of my group who said there…

Sitton Peak

A nice, overcast day for a hike!  

Sitton Peak

Cold and Crisp day on our hike to Sitton Peak. Always a great time bonding with the trail sisters. Ran into people on the trails…

Sitton Peak and Peanut butter cups

Day was overcast and cool and we came across several groups of people, however the trail never crowded. The rain from the day before left…

Sunday on Sitton Peak

Great Sunday hiking with a group of 5. Brisk cool temps with warm spots on an overcast day. Nice hiking weather. Compact trail with areas…

Got Mud?

Hiked this the day after rain. Started early in the morning so it was still quite wet and the cloud cover was thick. Trail was…

Sitton Peak: Foggy, Muddy Hike

The weather yesterday was so unlike the last time we tackled Sitton Peak last week, during the super bloom saga. While it was warm and…

Sitten atop Sitton Peak

My friend told me about this peaks challenge. We really enjoy hiking so I decided why not challenge myself further.  We decided to start out…

Rainy day

First peak of the 6 pack of peaks challenge.  Sign up yesterday and wanted to get my first hike in ASAP. Of course it’s the…

Sitton Peak

This was a good hike, overall I felt the trail was fairly easy until the last ½ mile to the summit where it became much…

Sitton Peak

Great day.  Beautiful and clear all the way to the coast.

First Peak for the real 6!

We started early @ 7:00 am. It was perfect weather. The trail was well marked until the the summit. All trails worked well.

Sitton Peak

We hiked in President’s Day. It was a beautiful clear and crisp day. We started our hike at 7 AM and it was 38 degrees.

Sitton

Surprisingly crowded. Not overly difficult. 2:15 to summit, 30 kicking it, 2 down

Beautiful Hike with a Slow Crawl!

Sitton Peak is a beautiful and pretty easy hike for 4 of the 5 miles.  The last mile is rough…with some crawling to get to…

Can’t wait for the snow to melt.

Pretty easy hike considering all the training we got from the higher peaks. Slow gradual elevation until the last mile. Pretty steep. I’m more worried…

Sitton Peak

It was a great hike, the weather was perfect.

No Sitton on Sitton peak

It was cold started about 6:50am. Beautiful day it warmed up fast. Not too hot. Steep going up to summit it’s a slippery scramble so…

Sitton Pretty!

It was a gorgeous day to start the 2020 Challenge.  Fun to meet up on the trail with hikers previously met on other peaks.

Sitton Peak

Hike isn’t too bad until you reach the last 0.5 miles.

San Mateo

It was a perfect hike, Weather was perfect just make sure to take plenty of water .

Sitton Peak and a Naked Guy

Completed this hike in 3 hours with an interesting summit.  As I got to the top I saw someone standing there and then realized they…

Sitting Pretty on Sitton Peak!

Spent Valentine’s Day hiking up to Sitton Peak! The weather was absolutely perfect for hiking, and the hike itself was very moderate, only gaining difficulty…

Sitton In The Rain

Rain or shine we were tackling this hike today.  When we started it was just a sprinkle that got harder off/on along the trail.  But…

Slippery When Wet

Rainy day hike made this trail a bit slick. Started off around 8 am with a light mist and ended up a full downpour about…

Sitton Peak

The road from Lake Elsinore was closed, so we had to take a dirt road which added travel time to the trailhead but once we…

Overcoming Road Closures

My dad was a little upset because the road was close and his group hike had to be cancel but after we drove through a…

Sitton peak

We started walking my friend and I at almost 10 am it was a good walk the road was very well maintained the perfect weather…

My 1st Peak

Fabulous Saturday morning hike with my friends.  The weather was clear and temperature-wise was btw low-high 70s.  Once you’re at the summit, the view is…

Sitting on Top of Sitton Peak

Beautiful weather…clear view of the ocean from the top of Sitton Peak…Had a little picnic at summit with the family…a great day hike.

Sitton Paay Peak

Easy stroll through the canyon, tjis was my second try as the first i was not even able to find the trail. Now I know…

Sitton Peak

My first peak for 2020 and this challenge!  The last section to reach the peak is a challenge, but doable with the right mindset! Thankfully,…

Sunny Day at Sitton

This hike was was a group hike with 3H (Hiking-for-Health-and-Happiness). This group hike with was different from the usual hike to Sitton Peak in that…

Sitton Peak

Started at Bear Canyon trailhead at 630am to beat the heat. Beautiful day, nice weather and awesome views at the top.

Sitton Peak

First hike back after a bad ankle sprain. Forgot about the scramble to the top!