Gotta eat that Frog early in the morning!

What another beautiful hike. Trail conditions again perfect. The manzanita’s were buzzing with activity…really the bees were puttin in work pollinating. This trail had the…

Mount Wilson loop and then some

  We hiked the loop starting at the Chantry Flats campground at around 06:15, and up through Sturtevant trail. We walked around the top and…

Volcan Peak

Nice short hike compared to others in San Diego. Lots of bees on the trail but they don’t bother you.

High Point

Start out climbing, then climb some more.  Pretty much up to the High Point tower, with a little leveling off after 2.5 miles.  Enjoying our…

Mt Wilson

A nice warm hike with Laura.

Trail for 2…yes please!

Hot Springs Mountain was one of the most beautiful hikes that we’ve done so far. The first 2 mile climb was definitely something to be…

No Strawberries on this Peak

This peak is pretty close to get to, and on this particular Tuesday morning, we go to the Red Box parking area and found only…

El Cajon

This hike was brutal, but I got it done and will probably never do it again lol I started at 7, and hiked at steady…

Sitton Peak

Great day.  Beautiful and clear all the way to the coast.

#1 Checked Off

Not sure why I picked this hike for my first for the challenge.  It’s been on my list for quite a while, but seemed too…

Cuyamaca trail stomp

14 miles from the turnout next to green valley falls campground. Hiked to the monument trail/west mesa trail, then up we went.  When we got…

Little Squish’s First six pack: Cuyamaca

Little Squish conquered his longest hike yesterday; Cuyamaca Peak via Arroyo Secco and Monument Trail.  The trail was absolutely gorgeous; started out on a little…

Presidents’ Day Hike

Trial conditions were good, a few fallen yuca trees and lots of overgrown spiky plants. The weather today was perfect. Not to hot nor cold.…

Strawberry Peak

First time summiting Strawberry Peak. Tried once last year, but ended up turning around before finishing, so I was happy to finish today. Perfect weather,…

Palomar High Point

This is a hard hike 7 miles up hill all the way to the lookout. Not much shade I wouldn’t do this one in the…

El Cajon Mountain

Tough but manageable hike. Warm but good time of year to tackle this trail. More foot traffic later in the morning- but not to the…

Woodson / Potato Chip!

This is the nicest trail I’ve been on  – really well maintained all the way.  Nice challenging hike, finished with my son in 3:41.  We…

First Peak for the real 6!

We started early @ 7:00 am. It was perfect weather. The trail was well marked until the the summit. All trails worked well.

Mount Wilson

Empezamos después de las 6:35 am desde Chantry flat con grupo de amigos de los cuales había 7 que estaban subiendo por primera vez, el…

Cold buns

There were Icy patches lower and still a lot of snow higher past the wheel barrow, I would recommend some gear! Also watch out for…

V-Day

Quiet day. Done this hike before, while hubby was fishing nearby I scatted away to hike this beauty again. Such a short & sweet trail…

Sunrise to sunset snow hike…

Sunrise to sunset hike, snow, snow more snow. Hiked straight up from Limber Pine Bench, post holed 100 plus times throughout the day not bad…

Santiago 4wd 2ld

First time here and oh the views… So glad it was a Monday with minimal trucks and motorcycles. Started up Bedford and it was nice…

Potato Chip

For this one we had to wake up at 5:45 to get to the top before the sun really got us. coming up was really…

Brutal Beast

Perfect weather for this beast! High of 78 degrees. I brought 2.5L of water and ran out at the last mile. I would recommend to…

Lucky Mt. Wilson

Hiked the trip with my Brother Big Dalton (he’s a 7 good giant). His long strides were hard to keep up with, but hey… we…

Sitton Peak

Hike isn’t too bad until you reach the last 0.5 miles.

Finished up High Point!

Beautiful day to hike. Temps were around 65-70F. The first two miles of this trail is quite steep you pick up half of the elevation…

Malopar High Point

Just the right challenge for where I’m at physically!  A good challenging grade of ascent until you get to the fire roads, which aren’t too…

Sweet🍓Strawberry Sunday

#10/18 ✅ Tough climb but short and sweet Strawberry Sunday to opt outside with friends. Beautiful and perfect hiking weather and the views never disappoint!…

No Sitton on Sitton peak

It was cold started about 6:50am. Beautiful day it warmed up fast. Not too hot. Steep going up to summit it’s a slippery scramble so…

Strawberry Sunday!

A beautiful day to hike! Strawberry Sunday! It was chilly at 7am but by the time we finished we had taken off so many layers!!…

Strawberry Sunday

Had  a beautiful Sunday hike with perfect weather, lots of sun and mild temps! The only downfall was the amount of people on the trail…

Strawberry Peak

Amazing views the whole way out. Arrived just after sunrise and had a lot of shade heading up. Hit the first leak excited, but it…

Strawberry Peak

Perfect hike. No drama or challenges. Weather was perfect with 55* F at the top.

Can’t wait for the snow to melt.

Pretty easy hike considering all the training we got from the higher peaks. Slow gradual elevation until the last mile. Pretty steep. I’m more worried…

Potato chip 🥔 ⛰

Started around 6:30am. Weather was beautiful But no shade. We ended up beating most the crowds and mid day sun. I would suggest starting earlier…

HikerSparkie

Beautiful day to re-sync life with nature!!

High Point Lookout

This was a great hike, the weather conditions were perfect and it was a beautiful day. I anticipated the first 2 miles to be the…

Never Ending Killer Hill

I’m not sure what my friend and I did wrong but it took us 13 miles to get to the peak. Weather was great and…

So Long……Santiago Peak

Great day at Santiago!  Lots of off-roaders too!  Great group of gals and a get it done kind of hiking day! My third time hitting…

Santiago Peak

Amazing views, a little bit of fog, but cleared up eventually. A lot of off-roaders, but manageable as we hiked on through. Great weather too…

Hot Springs Mt

First 2 miles serious ascent.   Some rutting due to storms.  Nice wide trail a fire road. Stunning views

Volcan “I CAN” Mountain

Loved listening to the bees pollinating on this trail!  And so many interesting things to see along the way. Awesome hike! Number 2 of 6……

Sawmill Mtn

95% of hike was in snow 6-12 incres deep

San Mateo

It was a perfect hike, Weather was perfect just make sure to take plenty of water .

“New trail” at San Jacinto Peak

We followed the map listed on Alltrails. Once we got to the last set of switchbacks there was a “new trail.” The new trail climbed…

Volcan Mountain

Great hike overall and not too crowded at all. We started around 8 AM and it was around 55 degrees. When we got closer to…

Sitton Peak

It was a great hike, the weather was perfect.

Quad Killer

First few min of the hike, we wanted to make sure all our gear and clothes (long sleeve or short sleeve) were in the right…

The curse of Mt Wilson

This is my 4th time peaking this mountain and the first time i fell and bruised my knee, the second went fine, the 3rd my…

Hot Springs Mountain

Beautiful clear day with perfect weather.  Trail conditions were good with occasional ruts and patches of mud and snow, which made the hike more interesting…

#5 ✅ SPOP Hot Springs Mountain

They weren’t kidding about the first 2 miles! Up,up,& up…… Don’t forget to look up and around at the beautiful views and surroundings. The last…

Beautiful Hike with a Slow Crawl!

Sitton Peak is a beautiful and pretty easy hike for 4 of the 5 miles.  The last mile is rough…with some crawling to get to…

Hot Springs Mtn

Views were amazing. Summit was after the tower, required some rock climbing. First 2 miles you climb, good after that until the last bit 🙂…

Mt. Wilson

Overall, was a great hike. The weather was cool, but not too hot. The trail conditions were good except for a small section ascending. Beautiful…

Sitton

Surprisingly crowded. Not overly difficult. 2:15 to summit, 30 kicking it, 2 down

Well That Escalated Quickly

I would describe the first 2 1/2 miles of this trail as moderate or even easy (It is a bit narrow and scary to pass…

Volcan Mountain or 🖖 Mountain

We started this hike early in the morning sometime after 8am. There was plenty of parking and the hike overall, was fairly uncrowded. I use…

Back in the Saddle!

So much fun going with those girls today! Hit the peak. Saw the views.  Talked about peaks we’ve done and peaks we will do.  Just…

Mt Wilson – 1st peak

Hike ended up being 15.4 miles according to AllTrails. Took us about 7 and 1/2 hours to summit. A couple of stops along the way…

Sitton Pretty!

It was a gorgeous day to start the 2020 Challenge.  Fun to meet up on the trail with hikers previously met on other peaks.

popped my cherry on strawberry ;)

heya! sorry/notsorry for the PG-13 title, but this is not only my first time doing the six packs challenge, it was also the first peak…

Fry Fry Woody Woodson

Started at the bottom, then went to the top…then back down to the bottom.  Hiked by myself, made it up in an hour via the…

1st one done

Started at 7am. Hit the trail and went straight up for 2 miles. After that it levels out more or less which was a relief.…

Post Valentine Hike

The hike was pretty easy till towards the end but it still wasn’t bad, the weather was amazing!  I’m glad I did this hike now…

1st one done

Started at 7am. Hit the trail and went straight up for 2 miles. After that it levels out more or less which was a relief.…

Santiago Peak

Beautiful day hiking with my Trail Sisters. We couldn’t have asked for a better weather conditions. Awesome day bonding with girlfriends.

1st one done

Started at 7am. Hit the trail and went straight up for 2 miles. After that it levels out more or less which was a relief.…

Strawberries

Awesome hike, weather was great but you need a hat, 95% is in the sun.

Saturday on the Peak

Drove down from LA on Saturday (man, that’s a LONG drive) and stopped for lunch first at Burger Bench in Escondido. We didn’t start our…

Elevation Gain means nothing.

Don’t let the name fool you, Strawberry Peak isn’t as sweet as it sounds. The elevation gain doesn’t mean much either, especially when it’s a…

El Cajon Mountain

Weather was great.  Hike was tough.  The way back was brutal.  Kept hydrated and snacked often.

Ups-and-Downs

4th Peak. Coming back from a 3 week vacation with no physical activities and little bit of jet log, I wanted to challenge myself so…

El Cajon

Beautiful winter day. Cool in the morning, but warmed up as the day progressed. Sunny skies. My first hike with the Hiking Challenges Meetup group.…

Mt Woodson

Beautiful day in Poway! 1st of 6 for the SoCal challenge! Also doing the NorCal challenge. Doing both challenges for my 60th birthday 💕

Beautiful “Rolling” Hills

Beautiful views from start to finish on this hike which made the constant steep up and down hills worth it. We had fantastic weather. Despite…

Santiago Peak

Drove up the Maple springs fire road for a few miles, and made it about a 10 mile hike. Beautiful fay with great views.

Mud and snow!

Saw woodpeckers, probably 40 wild turkeys, and 2 deer. Trail was ok for plain nike tennis shoes until Azalea Fire Road, then was covered in…

FTH 2 Peaks – 1Weekend

Definitely a hike that people may underestimate. It’s an amazing work out! Start early to avoid both, the foot traffic and especially the heat. Hike…

El Cajon: What a Toughie!

Another double peak weekend! Boy, what a treat to hike El Cajon on day one! (Insert sarcastic emoji here) Never under-estimate the San Diego peaks,…

High Point Lookout

Weather was nice.  Didn’t see a lot of people on the trail but did see some.

Chantry Flats to Mt. Wilson

I went with 2 friends to Mt. Wilson. We started from Chantry Flats around 7:45 am. The weather at that time was sunny but cool.…

Mount Wilson, take 2

Everyone that knows me knows I hate Wilson. This time I was determined to change my opinion of this peak. We started from Sturtevant Trail…

Via la Volcan & Cuyamaca

Short hike with steady elevation. Magnificent Manzanita trees blooming and few bees a long with them. Found the geo marker in a concrete post. Nice…

Cactus to Clouds

From the museum to 6k is not too difficult, from 6k to the ranger station is snowed in and there are multiple logs you have…

In our backyard

Hubby is non hiker, he suggested we hike this beauty be suse we stare at in when sitting in our backyard with drinks. Bout time…

Sitton Peak and a Naked Guy

Completed this hike in 3 hours with an interesting summit.  As I got to the top I saw someone standing there and then realized they…

Cuyamaca Peak mud/snow/dirt

We took the Paved road up due to the fact we were hiking with dogs which are allowed, but only on the fire-road trial.  Azelea…

#1 out of 6

Well we changed our hiking plans to summit Mt Wilson via Sierra Madre vs Chantry Flat, and so it was a tougher and longer hike…

1 of 6 peaks

Perfect day for the hike. The sun was out but was a steady cool temp all the way up. When we got to the summit,…

Honoring Shakespeare as well

The last few miles on the dirt road to the trailhead are a bit rough; take it slow. After the parking area (I was the…

Sitting Pretty on Sitton Peak!

Spent Valentine’s Day hiking up to Sitton Peak! The weather was absolutely perfect for hiking, and the hike itself was very moderate, only gaining difficulty…

(Nearly) Alone on Cucamonga

Took Icehouse Canyon, traversed Bighorn to Cucamonga Saddle, and straight up to the summit. Returned over the top of Bighorn and back down the canyon.…

Mt Wilson Valentines Day Hike

Awesome yet challenging hike. Weather was awesome, plenty of shade on the trail. With not only cool views of nature but of multiple helicopter flights…

Two Sides of the Same Coin

We started around noon with a high of 57 degrees and clear skies.  Having taken the multi use trail up and Five Oaks trail down,…

Eat it! Potato Chip Rock!

My husband and I hiked Mt. Woodson on Valentines Day as our 1st peak of the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. We chose this hike…

My. Wilson

Started this hike around 7am and hiked chantry Flats route. Did a mile detour to see the waterfall and it was beautiful! The entire hike…

Weekday at Potato Chip Rock

I get Lincoln’s birthday off, so to take advantage of having this obscure holiday off, I was going to either Disneyland or Potato Chip Rock.…

Volcan Mountain

All uphill to the summit, moderately strenuous in some parts. VERY WINDY, so pack accordingly 1.5 hrs to the summit

Windy Strawberry

I’m always made humble by Strawberry Peak. Today the winds were severe, I sustained several minor injuries, and slogged to the top. I did the…