Mt Woodson and Potato Chip Rock

Distance : 7.5 miles.

Elevation Gain: about 2000 feet.

Time to complete: 2.5 – 4 hours depending on your fitness levels

Difficulty: Hard

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Stonewall Peak Hike

Distance: 5.8 miles on loop, 4.2 miles if you go up and back the switch backs.

Elevation Gain and loss : 823 feet  

Time to complete: 2-3  hours

Difficulty: Easy

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El Cajon Mountain Hike

Distance: 12-14 miles.  

Elevation Gain: 4100 feet

Time to complete: 6 -7 hours

Difficulty: Severe

 

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Mortero Palms to the Goat Canyon Train Trestle Bridge

Distance: 6.5 miles .

Elevation Gain: 1500 feet.  

Time to complete: 5-6 hours

Difficulty: Hard

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Palomar Mountain Hike

Distance: 9  Miles.  

Elevation Gain: 1300 Feet.

Difficulty : Moderate.

Time to complete: About 4 hours or so.

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Recent Hikes In My Blog

Mt Langley, another California “14 er “.

Mt Langley, another California “14 er “.

Another good hiking season is upon us in California. While it may be to hot down in the dessert, the high sierras are a great place to get up into the cooler air with green meadows and melting snow fields. There is plenty of water up there right now and you could not...

A cold beer after a long hike

A cold beer after a long hike

If you are a beer lover, nothing feels as good as a cold beer after a long hike. I have not tried taking growlers on backpacking trips, that just seems like a lot of extra weight, but my buddies and I have taken large cans of beer. You can always put them in a stream...

Night Hiking: A great way to beat the heat.

Night Hiking: A great way to beat the heat.

Night Hiking. I've posted about this subject before, so forgive me if this sounds repetitive, but I have found night hiking to be so refreshing. Now this does not mean that I am going to go exploring every new trail in the middle of the night, I would be losing half...

Hiking and Dating

Hiking and Dating

I have been married for so long that I never even thought of the idea of hiking and dating. I was approached by Sally Writes on this issue and thought that this may be something that the readers of my web site could benefit from having brought to their attention....

Not your mommy and daddy’s Cliff Bar !

Not your mommy and daddy’s Cliff Bar !

A new company has hit the hiking scene hoping to change your experience with trail food. Trailfoody reached out to me looking to see if I would be interested in reviewing their service for my readers, it sounded interesting so I said sure. Soon a stuff sack arrived...

Hiking Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak

Hiking Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak

One of my favorite holiday memory's was hiking this trail with my family on Thanksgiving. My mother hired our neighbor, a gourmet cook who was running a catering business at the time to cook us Thanksgiving dinner. We went hiking here towards the end of the day and by...

Hiking up to High Point on Palomar Mountain from Oak Grove

Hiking up to High Point on Palomar Mountain from Oak Grove

This past weekend I took a hike up the eastern side of Palomar Mountain on the Oak Grove to High Point Hike. This hike starts in the little town of Oak Grove on highway 79 and takes you up through the Chaparral and Manzanita on a steep single track trail before...

Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat

That time is coming again, the time when the heat starts early and people start asking themselves if they should go hiking or not. Just because the heat is getting dangerously high does not mean you have to stop hiking, but you need to be smart about when you decide...

Hiking up to Mt Wilson from Chantry Flats

Hiking up to Mt Wilson from Chantry Flats

Recently I went hiking up to Mt Wilson from Chantry Flats with a hiking group from San Diego. As much as I love hiking in San Diego County I love seeing a change of scenery once in a while and this hike did not disappoint. This hike has a lot of interesting history...