Category Archives: Peaks

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, … Continue reading

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Ryan Mountain Trail at Joshua Tree National Park

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

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Iron Mountain Sunset

“Sunset – End of Trail” was taken near the Iron Mountain trailhead after completing the hike on February 17, 2013.

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Iron Mountain

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

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Dante’s View

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

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Stonewall Peak

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

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Sycuan Peak

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

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