The Hike: Kwaay Paay Peak
Vague Location: Mission Trails Regional Park
Distance: 2.5 miles – Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 900′
Total Elevation: 1194′
We started the hike at the trailhead that is located near Old Mission Dam. In fact, we found this trail because after walking from the Visitor Center to the dam; it was too crowded to be enjoyable. Parking near the Visitor Center and walking to the trailhead adds at least 2 miles to the hike. We also saw a tarantula hawk near the parking lot.
The brush stood tall around me and it was near dusk. That meant that I was scared of mountain lions that I envisioned to be lurking in the chaparral. We ran out of light well before we made it to our car and I don’t think we had a flashlight with us or even a flashlight app.
This hike was taken on September 10, 2010 and not many photos were taken.