Cuyamaca Peak

Peak Summited2020 Cuyamaca Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadPaso Picacho Campground
EncounteredFall foliage
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

It rained a little the day before and into the morning, so by the time I started my dawn hike everything was nice, clean and shiny. The trees and plants were very fragrant especially the pines. I opted for the Lookout Fire Road up and back because it's 100% paved and I didn't want to damage other trails if muddy, and maybe because I left my Merrell hikers at home and only had my Saucony runners and didn't want to mess them up. A small sign at the trailhead said access to the peak was closed, but when I got to the peak there was no barrier and nothing to suggest it was closed. I snapped a few cool sunrise pics on the way up, but the peak was in the clouds so those pics ended up kind of dull. I'm glad I layered up, because it was quite a chilly morning with the weather apps saying high 30's.


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