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High Point Palomar

Completed San Diego 6-pack with High Point!! Long hike, but a good one (much more comfortable than El Cajon). Started at about 6:30. Cool and…

Oak Grove Trail to High Point

First 2 miles were steep and exposed to the desert heat but then fire road the rest of trail with some periodic shade thanks to…

High Point

Another hot day. The bugs came out when we reached the higher elevation. We also saw a rattlesnake right on the edge of the trail…

The Final

My final peak for the San Diego challenge. Next up is the Southern California challenge. This one was tough and the only peak I did…

High Point

Great place to go camping with family and friends. The hike of 13.2 miles and 6,357 feet of elevation. Definitely worth the trip.

Palomar High Point Backpacking

Backpacking, started after 5 PM, sun was behind the ridges for the most part.  Beautiful sunsets; wish I had taken more pictures, but I knew…

Hot hot hot

Started very early to avoid the heat but failed! All layers came off within the first 15 mins of the uphill climb. After the rough…

Golden Eagles led the way

The heat was brutal. Not a lot of shade on this one. The bugs aren’t as bad as Cuyamaca ???? glad I had my natural…

High Point via Oak Grove Trail

I started my hike around 6:00 am in order to summit before the midday heat. Up, up, and then some more up! There was one…

High Point

Warm & very buggy near the top.  I had no idea until this trip that this is a very popular Jeep road.  The summit was…

High Point

Tough climb in the heat and bugs were an issue.

Flies, bees, gnats

Last peak for the challenge! Feels so good to be finished. This one and El Cajon felt outside of my skill level, but we took…

High Point Lookout

Recommend to hike this earlier in the year for cooler temps. Worse part were the biting flies so bring bug repellant. Views are spectacular!

Palomar Mountain

Started at 07:30 and start feeling the heat immediately low 70’s. By the time we hit the Summit it was in the mid 80’s. It…

High Point AF

Gorgeous views, really strenuous! The downhill was hard on the knees. Very warm with lots of biting flies. really enjoyed the summit views.

High Point Butt Kicker

Tough uphill, it kicked my butt! Bring a ton of water and snacks. Beautiful view at the top. Not a hike I would choose to…

High Point

Started a little before 9am on a Saturday. Saw firemen, several Jeeps and dirt bikes, very few mountain bikers or other hikers. It seemed to…

High Point of the week

Stayed at the campgrounds across the street the night before to get an early start. Still, even though it wasn’t all that hot per the…

The Final Frontier

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…

High Point, Steep Grade

Last of the San Diego hikes for me. This was like most have sad, first 2 miles is hard. Gets easier after that but still…

High Point

Really chilly weather, but not too bad.

High Point

This was my 6th and final peak! It was a long one and a good challenge. It was my first time, so I’m glad a…

The Mountain Was All Ours Today!

We started at 6:20 a.m. no one else was parked (even when we came down)! We had the whole mountain to ourselves! This is a…

High Above the Clouds

Holy Moly!!! -1st the hike was tough, the first 2 miles really kicked my butt. (I wanted to quit right from the beginning), once we…

High Point Mountain

Went with #slownsteadysocal group, we finally completed the San Diego challenge. It’s been a great challenging experience, so glad we did it

Good day for a hike!

After a little over 5 hours we completed the hike to High Point (6,200 ft elevation), near Warner Springs. The weather was great, with an…

High Point

First official day of fire season. Greg spotted a fire before the volunteer fire lookout did. Good times.

Which Road to take?

I’m not sure if leaving High Point for my last peak of the San Diego Challenge was a good idea.  It was an easy hike…

High Point was a Hot Point!

#6/6 and San Diego 6POP Completed! We started at 6:30 and the temp was 41°. The Oak Grove Trail was clearly marked and easy to…

Don’t do this hike on a hot day

Challenging hike made worse by the heat. The summit was beautiful and we were the only ones up there. Coming down was pretty easy but…

Peak #4 Palomar High Point

Hiked with my dog Kona. Started off with grey skies and mist. When Oak Grove trail reached the fire road we were greeted to clear…

High Point

Great day for a hike!! No bugs!

Beautiful day above the clouds!!

had an amazing hike to High Point. Only ran into about six people and one of them was the volunteer at the tower. not too…

No low points on this hike

Great hike!  Those first few miles were a calf burner!  Such a satisfying feeling when you reach the point. We passed by  a snake summing…

High Point Palomar

First 2 miles were very steep and challenging, once we hit the road it was fine. Going back down those steep miles near the trailhead…

Climbing To Get To High Point

It was a wonderful afternoon to hike the Oak Grove Trail to High Point.  The trail was in great shape and I met several people…

Palomar Mountain

First two miles up were pretty steep and slippery with loose dirt and rocks.  Other than that it’s a nice hike.

#6 High Point

This is a beautiful hike. It was not as bad as El Cajon. Lots of rocks that you have to navigate going up an down.…

Oak grove trail to high point

This was a tough one. Ugh, high elevation.  The way  down  the trail was tough since the last few miles were rocky and uneven.  It…

Got High by myself on a Thursday

I couldn’t wait for 4/20 to get High (Point). I had the major munchies on top, good thing I packed that burrito! Great hike, I…

First time at High Point

Headed up the first couple miles is single track, loose dirt/gravel and rocky.  Then, you reach a wide fire road type trail.  Everything well marked. …

High point high note

Wow.  This was a very enjoyable hike with lots of wildlife along the way.  Quail, horny toads, lizards, rabbits, rattlesnakes, and lots of birds all…

High Point Palooza

Oops, posted previously under Hot Springs by accident…Started out from Oak Grove trailhead, strenuous single track without shade until maybe halfway up. Lots of nats…

High Point Palomar

Not as hard as El Cajon, but difficult dealing with the gnats (they were constantly around). Saw two rattlers, a horny toad, lots of lizards,…

Last 6 Peak hike

Great trail! Six Pack of Peaks really prepared us for our hike/camping trip to the Grand Canyon!!

Wow that was a long way!

What a great hike  to end the six peak challenge on ! We left early 6:30 AM to beat the heat … really glad we…

Longest hike yet!

This is my longest hike yet! It was also hotter than we anticipated and so I ended with a sunburn. I made it to the…

Palomar HP

Drove to the locked gate and walked the short distance.

High point

Very warm and clear day and exposed trail. Flies, gnats and bees were everywhere. I got stung near summit. Only a handful of other groups…

High up on High Point

Blue bird day that started out chilly and warmed up quickly. The wildflowers were blooming. We saw bunnies, lizards, horny toads, and a rattlesnake. The…

High Point Palomar

It was not too hot which was perfect. We got a little turned around at the start because we were supposed to wrap around the…

Solo to high Point

Easter morning hiked solo to the top of high Point. saw only 2 hikers on my way up. more coming up on my way down.…

High point

I started at 6:45am beautiful morning a little windy at the top. two hikers passed me in the morning didn’t see anyone until I was…

Palomar – High Point

Great weather, easy to follow trail. It is very exposed however, so start early. We ran into quite a few people on the way down…

Don’t Get Killed By a Quail

Got to the trailhead at 6:35 am and wow what a wonderful morning. The drive to the trailhead along the 79 was beautiful. SW two…

High Point

Gradual  incline until you get to the top.  First 2 miles is a rocky trail that leads to a fire road. Having finished ECM before…

High Point

Found a ‘backdoor’ trail from the peak to the main trail shortening the distance a tad bit (we thought). Found ourselves in the midst of…

High Point (Palomar)

This was yet another first for me to hike and first at the parking lot. I supposed this is not as popular as others. The…

High Point – Palomar

Making these 13-14 mile days. My head never once doubted our ability to come through with my plan but my body said otherwise after getting…

Nice clear day for High Point

Parked at the Palomar Hot Shots Fire Station. I bought the Adventure Pass before leaving the house and didn’t see anywhere to purchase one on…

#6!!! High Point

Parked in the Palomar Hot Shots parking lot and followed the signs to the trail.  No bathroom facilities at the bottom or the top so…

High Point Mountain

It was a nice day, the sun was out but was not too hot. Hiked with new friends we met on our previous hike (El…

SD 6POP Completed today!

3/27/2021. A half-marathon hike…a very long one indeed but doably fun especially when you are with amazing group of people. Great views of snow-capped San…

High Point Mountain

It was a nice day, the sun was out but was not too hot. Hiked with new friends we met on our previous hike (El…

In Memory Of…

Such a pleasant hike, slow and steady up and easy jog down. There was still some snow around the summit.

Oak Grove to High Point w/ Elias

Had a great hike yesterday, between seeing a danger noodle, mountain lion and what we believe to be a Red Tail Hawk. Was a great…

Higher higher

3/22/21 12:05 Oak Grove trailhead (out) 15:00 High Point Lookout 18:03 Oak Grove trailhead (back)

High Point Palomar

Solo hike to High Point. I only saw two other hikers and had the summit to myself. There is still a few areas near the…

High Point

The melting snow and mud made it more challenging. Not bad, just had to take it a little slower.

Palomar High Point

Fun and tough winter hike, slow and go at the top where it was snow and mud.

Mountain High Point at Palomar

This trail is uphill almost the whole way.  We loved the trail that wound up the first 2 miles.  After reaching the fire road it…

High Point Hike 03/07/2021 peak #4

High Point kicked my be-HIND! some patches of snow on the trail but i didn’t have to use my spikes. on your way back, follow…

High Point

Time: 5:58 hrs Distance: 13.2 miles Elevation gain: 3,600 feet

High Point Palomar

This was a gradual incline all the way to the top. We saw some leftover snow near the summit, and not hard to cross at…

HIGH POINT ????

The beginning of the hike can be a little tricky. Went up Oak Grove Trail. After the first 2 miles you hit ridgeline that’s where…

#5 of 6 High Point

Started hike at 6:45 am.  It was a little bit chilly but I warmed up after the first 2 mile incline.  It was a quiet…

Oak grove trail to high Point

The hike was very tough for the first two miles very steep and rocky but after that there was not much incline it’s just basically…

Palomar

2 buddies and I did this hike. There is some steep stuff fairly early on and then the rest is in on a fire road…

High Point Palomar

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.…

Lookout High Point

It was a cool and clear day. The first 2 miles is a steep, rocky trail. I liked it. Then it’s a fire road the…

Oak Grove to High Point

Peak challenge complete after this hike.  Started the hike by 0645.  First two miles felt long.  Once on the service road it was a constant…

The first 2 miles suck!

After the first 2 miles, I was ready to turn back-but after that it was relatively easy. It was cold and windy at the top.

High Point Greatness!

Had a great hike with Titan today up to the watchtower!  Barely anyone on the trail going up, and NO ONE going down!  Beautiful views;…

High Point

A day full of fun hiking with my Trailsisters/Girls On A Hike. Still plenty of snow toward the peak.

Hike away from crowds

Took my friends to do a new hike and away from crowds. Started early the cold weather felt good, cuz after about half hour jackets…

The quick steep climb

It was a beautiful day. Perfect weather on the way up but a tad warm coming down. The climb was constant which made for a…

Beast high point

Weather was great sunny and windy but awesome weather, snow patches , with snow at the top

Snow madness

High point What can I say? Wow impressive not only because the amount of snow we encounter but the 13 miles of pure pleasure was…

High Point with snow

There was snow on the upper half of the trail but it was pushed off to the side by previous hikers and tire tracks.

Heaven @ High Point

What an epic adventure this hike was! We headed up to Warner Springs Sunday morning knowing we might encounter some snow due to the light…

High Point Palomar

Tuesday 1/19/2021 finally last peak of six the trail was good 15% of posiblity of raining at Noon. So we went ready for  rain ???? …

High point: vehicles and views

The outstanding pano views on this hike make up for the portion of it you share with vehicles. The first two miles on the oak…

Palomar High Point

So after a restless nights sleep, we woke up to the local fires ???? thankfully under control! Hallelujah! So that means our holiday plans are…

High point

A few patches of snow on the trail, but trail in good condition

High Point

Peak 4/18 Started hike at sunrise. Intermittent snow starting at mile 4 on fire road to summit, micro spikes not necessary but put them on…

High Point Palomar

Arrived at 7am 38 degrees. First mile was easy, second was the most challenging as its steep and rocky fireroad rest of way. Snow and…

Palomar High Point is done!!!

Beautiful hike.  A very long day.  First two miles were steep and rocky.  After that the trail became a fire road.  Some areas of ice,…

High Point Lookout Tower

The first 1.8 miles is fairly steep single track, but once you get up to the access road then it’s a gradual ascent the rest…

Solo Hike – High Point

Solo hike this year for High Point.  I forgot the grind of the beginning of the trail.  Some snow up on the fire roared portion…

High point adventure

Lots of snow! Micro spikes were a help! Those first two miles are always a killer! Not snow until you get to the road.

High Point

About 12 other hikers on trail. Two Jeep’s passed by near the top. Two motorcycles on the way down. Weather  turned cold at the summit.…

#6POPsd

Last hike of the challenge for SoCalsd⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰????????????????????

Last but not Least

First mile, 16 minutes, second mile 33 minutes, it’s an elevation challenge in the first few miles, but it does let up.  Gorgeous views at…

High Point…..closing out 2020

Gorgeous day to hike this peak! Cool weather, not a lot of people and very few vehicles on the jeep road. Finished the 6 peaks…

Look out

This was my last hike for the 6 peak challenge.  I  was not sure how long this one was going to take me, but I…

18/18 finally High Point

It was such a jorney completing the 18 but surely made this covid year slightly less harsh. No snow so Microspikes are not needed. It…

Brutal climb to complete my challenge

This was definitely the hardest of the six peaks of my San Diego challenge and my least favorite…13 miles with the first half straight climbing…