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High Point Palomar

Peak Summited2021 High Point
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadOak Grove Trail
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Solo hiked the High Point and the parking was nearly empty with the exception of 3 cars. The first 2 miles were brutal and steep. Definitely took breaks and to lower my BPM. Met along a few hikers on the way up. This was a great hike up but on the way down was all mental toughness as the body is worn out.

With 1.5 miles left towards the end, I heard a scream from across the trail and noticed it was a stranded hiker who took the wrong turn and missed the 5 Oak Trail turnout. At that time, she already called local police for a rescue. Her name was Irene or Eileen as we were yelling across the canyon. The Helicopter arrived and circled numerous times. I kept conversating with her until help arrived. Once the Copter flew away I couldn't see her and yelled her name a few times with no reply back. I assumed rescue hikers got to her so I waited a lil more and went on my way.

If you are reading this, I was concerned and hope you are doing great.

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