|Peak Summited||2020 El Cajon Mountain|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||El Cajon Mountain Parking TH (El Capital Trail)|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Chilly early morning hike to El Cajon Mountain on the first day after rains. I really enjoyed the “you are here” elevation profile signs with the ones at miles 2, 4 and 5 comically daunting as if the trail was strategically matched at this mile markers. But the over 3,500 feet gain is in 4 waves and I found them not difficult on this cool morning. Of course I may have a different experience when warm or hot and in fact the trail is closed in August due to heat. The last quarter mile is a fun scramble similar to Sitton Peak so trekking poles are your hiking pals.