The Final Frontier

Peak Summited2021 High Point
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadOak Grove Trail Parking Lot by the Fire Station
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

I chose a day that would be relatively cool and I started early in the morning (7:30 am) because I thought this hike would be hard work.  Uphill all the way, especially the first 2.5 miles up a steep narrow trail with lots of switchbacks.  When the trail merges with the fire road the trail eases up somewhat, but I still found it a hard slog.  There were some pesky bugs but not too too bad, and it was cool when I reached the peak at 10:30 with a nice breeze.  There was quite a few flowers in bloom especially at the higher elevations.  The views from the top were spectacular, but unfortunately it was a little hazy so the far distance was not very sharp.

I seemed to have the mountain all to myself as I didn't meet another person all day long and only caught a glimpse of the ranger 45 ft above me in the observation platform.

I was stoked to hike this trail as it was the last peak I needed to climb as part the San Diego Six Pack of Peaks Challenge


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