Saddle Mountain

Date: July 11, 2012

Elevation: 3283 feet

Distance: 5.4 miles

Time to top: 50 minutes

Weather: Hot (~90 degrees), sunny, hazy

Gear: Trail running shoes, small Camelbak pack

The trail is very steep pretty much the whole way; it’s shaded for about the first half and then open and rocky to the top. It was really hot, and I got a bit sunburned. The view from the top would probably be pretty spectacular on a non-hazy day.

View from Saddle Mountain

There’s a nice, shady spot to hang out at the end of this other trail (top left of image below), which is just a little lower than the peak. I hung out there for about an hour.