Kwaay Paay Peak

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.

Trail to Kwaay Paay Peak
The trail was very steep; especially near the peak.

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.

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5 Responses to Kwaay Paay Peak

  1. FreeRangeCow says:

    “This hike was taken on September 10, 2010 and not many photos were taken.” The best kind of hike, right? ;o)

  2. eric.rial says:

    I hike this with my son a couple years ago. Instead of calling this our Kwaay Paay Peak hike we called it the “1 vomit hike”. Very steep trail + very hot day + too fast a pace = one sick son. The views up here are terrific though. I’ve also done a rock climbing class on the side of this hill that was a good time.

    • enjoybliss says:

      Oh no, I hope that your son recovered okay. Do you think it was heat exhaustion? It was hot during our hike, but not “Anza Borrego hot.” Normally, my pace is pretty slow. 🙂 I have overheated on many hikes, especially when I started out hiking in desert areas. Luckily, I have not vomited, only had ringing ears and such.

      Rock climbing sounds fun! I have only tried it in an indoor gym. I was also scared of the height.

      • eric.rial says:

        He was fine by the time we came back down. The outsdoor rock cllimbing with a company like Southern Terrain is very controlled. We were on safety ropes the whole time. I’m not a fan of heights, but was OK. We used a Groupon or similar deal to sign up.

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