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Eagle Loop from Sta Ynez TH, CA
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Eagle Loop from Sta Ynez TH, CA 
Eagle Loop from Sta Ynez TH, CA
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2016
Hiking8.46 Miles 1,708 AEG
Hiking8.46 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   2.42 mph
1,708 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
1st trip
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After a couple week hiatus from hiking due to work demands I made it to a trail in Cali. The first mile from the trailhead follows the bottom of the canyon and was shady and pleasant. The next mile climbs up out of the canyon and it was hot. Not Arizona hot, but hot nonetheless. A lot of the climb up to the fire road was in the hot sun with head reflecting from the ground and no wind. There were a few spots that had a clear view down the canyon and the sea breeze was cool and refreshing.

Just before reaching the fire road a little garter snake dashed across the trail right in front of me. He was much too fast for me to get a picture. Oh well. I followed the fire road to Eagle Junction and then took the Musch trail back down. This was my first time on the Musch trail and it was good to get off the big (and hot) wide fire road and walk on a single track trail. The trail goes past the Musch campground which was empty, and then ended up at Trippet Ranch where I picked up the fire road back to the Santa Ynez Canyon Trail.
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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