The Hike: Sycuan Peak
Vague Location: San Diego County – Near Alpine and Jamul
Distance: 2 Miles – Out & Back
Elevation Gain/Loss: 800′
The hike was short with a relatively quick climb to the peak. Although not a suburban hike, a few homes are seen from the trail. A crowing rooster was heard during the descent.
I am fairly certain that it rained earlier in the day because the plants were covered with drops of water. And even more obvious was that the trail turned into mud!
The mud was unavoidable and often clung to my shoes as I was determined to reach the peak. “Gross” and “Nasty” were often repeated, as the squishy texture and the weight of the mud was noticeable.
This hike was taken in January, 2013.