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

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...

2016 Climb for Heroes Report.

2016 Climb for Heroes Report.

2016 was another great year for the "Climb for Heroes" event. So far the event has raised close to $120K to help these wounded veterans in expeditions around the world to reach some of the highest peaks. Today USMC SSGT Charlie Linville is on his way to Nepal to try...

Hiking Holly Jim Trail to Santiago Peak

Hiking Holly Jim Trail to Santiago Peak

I decided to head out of the San Diego area this past weekend and try the Holly Jim Trail to Santiago Peak Trail. This is a 15 Mile trail up to the top of what is typicallly called the "Saddle Back" in orange county because of how it looks like a saddle between the to...

Climb  for Heroes 2016

Climb for Heroes 2016

Climb for Heroes is coming April 3rd 2016. This is the 4th year this charity event has been held on Mt Baldy. The event is a 12 mile round trip hike from the MT Baldy Ski Area up to the top of Mt Baldy at 10,034 feet. The event is being held to raise money to send...

Exploring Slot Canyons in Anza Borrego

Exploring Slot Canyons in Anza Borrego

Taking advantage of the cooler weather before it starts to heat up in our local deserts I decided to head out to Anza Borrego and check out one its many slot canyons. The "Sheep Tanks" are Tinajas ( a term meaning "surface pockets" or "depressions", formed in bedrock...