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Category Archives: Peaks
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, … Continue reading
The Hike: Ryan Mountain Trail Vague Location: Joshua Tree National Park Better Location: Park Map of Location Distance: 3 Miles Total – Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1070′ Elevation at Summit: 5457′ When I arrived at Joshua Tree, I asked … Continue reading
“Sunset – End of Trail” was taken near the Iron Mountain trailhead after completing the hike on February 17, 2013.
The Hike: Iron Mountain Location: The parking lot is located at HWY 67 and Poway Road in Poway, California. Length: 6.4 Miles Total – Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1200′ Total Elevation: ≈ 27oo’ I previously avoided Iron Mountain because … Continue reading
The “Hike”: Dante’s View Vague Location: Death Valley National Park – Furnace Creek Area Length: Viewpoint only, .5 mile or 1 mile – Out and Back Total Elevation: 5,475′ at the Dante’s View and 5,704′ at Dante’s Point When we … Continue reading
The Hike: Stonewall Peak Vague Location: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Bring cash for campground parking.) Length: 4 Miles – Out & Back Elevation: 5,730′ Elevation Gain/Loss: 850′ Stonewall Peak is reported to be a popular hike in the area. I … Continue reading
The Hike: Sycuan Peak Vague Location: San Diego County – Near Alpine and Jamul Distance: 2 Miles – Out & Back Elevation: 2,801′ Elevation Gain/Loss: 800′ The hike was short with a relatively quick climb to the peak. Although not … Continue reading
A hawk as seen on the way up Cowles. Photo was taken in March, 2010.