Cuyamaca in the Snow

Peak Summited2020 Cuyamaca Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadFire Road from Paso Picacho
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Fire Road trail remains officially closed but not sure why. Paved road all the way to the top with the upper section mostly covered in snow. Very little equipment on the side of the road & no PG&E crews working on Saturday (with the amount of snow present, they probably aren't even working during the week). I wasn't looking forward to pavement, but the snow really made it enjoyable (poles help). Steady climb all the way to the top and the snow made the descent very easy on the feet & knees. With it being such a short hike, you might consider adding Stonewall Peak to this day hike (adds 3.4 miles & 800′ of elevation).


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