Cuyamaca Peak

Peak Summited2020 Cuyamaca Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadAzalea Glen Loop Trail
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were an annoyance
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

I went to Cuyamaca Peak on Sunday, 8/2/20. My intention was to take the Lookout Fire Road both ways, but the Park Ranger that works at the booth at the entrance to Paso Picacho Campground was a total JERK and he kept telling me that Cuyamca Peak was closed and there is no way up there and it’s a “fineable offense” and if he sees me go up there, he’s going to fine me, etc. I have read extensively all online blogs about the status of the Lookout. fire Rd.  I know that technically it’s closed til October for construction, but I also know that the construction crews don’t work on the weekends. I also know the road has been partially paved. I also know that other hikers have done this hike VERY recently.  So

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