Hiking in a bikini!

Talk about booty burn for the first two miles!!! Beautiful views though! Very nice day today.. I enjoyed this one a lot!

High Point

A wonderful strong breeze the entire hike kept it cooler and bug-free.  Beautiful views the entire hike!

Highest point on Palomar Mountain

Got there early morning to beat the heat and it was perfect until the sun came out . The weather was about 106’ and there…

Holy moly it was hot AF

Up up up never ending up and the bugs a pain around my head. Coming down it was soooo hot 🥵💪⛰💖🥵🦟 but otherwise a great…

High Point Palomar

Way too hot to hike this one today, but it’s done and on to the next one. Butterflies were out, tower was closed, and we…

High Point San Diego

Parking was not obvious  so i parked in the small lot in between the fire stations. Put my adventure pass up and left. Started out…

Peak #14

Did trail on an Sunday afternoon. No shade and bugs in sections. It was a long walk. Only seen 2 other hikes on trail. Nice…

13 miles in the basking sun

I wanted to push myself and reach the 13 mile mark, longest I’d ever gone, so I decided to check another peak off the list…

Hot Day

First 3 miles is a great single file trail, next 1.5 miles is a nice, sandy fire trail, the last 3.5 miles are on a…

High Point Palmor mtn.

Started out at oak grove. 2 miles through a narrow trail. Meetes up with fire road to summit. A long hike uphill. Lots if elevation…

straight up Palomar

Relentless uphill.  This was a tough hike but our group is becoming pretty good and we were able to handle it without to much trouble.

High Point

Oak Grove trail to High Point. Only saw 1 hiker on the way up. We were at the top for about 15 minutes, and then…

An Endless Journey

“An Endless Journey” is a fitting moniker for yesterday’s excursion because it literally felt as if we would never reach the High Point peak. Every…

Hot!Hot! Hot!

Very hot hike and tons of bugs bring sun screen and bug net

Torturous Mount Palomar

Well, since this is only hike #2 of the season due to closures, I was way under-prepared for this long and hard hike!  The trail…

Glorious View of…Clouds

I’m dealing with the after-effects from COVID a couple of months ago so it was a slow meandering slog. The weather could not be more…

Palomar High Peak

Fun hike, we got lucky and had fog for almost the entire hike. Lost out on the views, but it saved us from the sun.…

Lucky Lady Bug

Today was a very lucky day ~ normally this trail is full sun & no shade with biting flies/bugs but not today! The weather was…

Phew! I Made It!

Oh boy, this was a slog. Don’t let the low elevation fool you, this is a tough one! I wanted to quit so many times:…

High Point on Palomar

Booked a campsite at Oak Grove for the weekend to enjoy the outdoors and knock off High Point. Started about 9;30 am Sat and made…

Halfway with Highpoint

Finished 9 of 18 with our High Point hike on Saturday. We camped at the Oak Groove campground and got a little bit of a…

Getting to the Point

The hardest part of this hike is finding the trail to start. Your gps should be on the Oak Grove Fire Station to drive to.…

Bring a Fly Swatter

Did a few more miles than we planned… nothing like taking a few wrong turns to really make it fun! The views were incredible, breathtaking.…

Highest Point of the Palomar Mtn

Oak Grove Trail to High Point was about 13.5 miles round trip. Even with a head net and bug spray the bugs were very bothersome!…

Social Distancing High Point

If you’re planning on doing this hike, bring a bug net & spay. Start early as it is HOT.   hiked with a small group.…

Hike from hell

We began this hike at 7:45. It was already warm. The first two miles of trail were very steep and rutted and over grown. Lots…

High Time High Point

It was great to finally hike a 6PoPC! It was hot out. Started at 7am. Lots of huge flies today. I’m glad I wore a…

Hot Day to hike High Point

Started at 7 AM cool 60° warmed up to be sunny and about 82°! Horse flies and gnats were very annoying! Several ORV but no…

High above the bugs

Holy bugs Batman! If I could swear on this blog— I mean….. not enough bug spray in the world for the amount of flies and horse…

Palomar Mountain

We started early. Nobody else on the trail. Nice climb that got our hearts pumping. As we got closer to the top there were off…

Flying High

We started at 7:30am and it was already in the 70’s. I recommend to start at sunrise and bring some bug spray. The fire tower…

Mothers Day Hike!

Beautiful 13 mile hike round trip! Bugs were bad, but the hike was a good one.  Had to hike straight up 2 miles before arriving…

Warm and buggy High Point Hike

After being greeted by some wild turkey at the trailhead, was the toughest hike yet. Was not super hot, but wish I brought more than…

12/18 High Point

High Point April 12th, 2020 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: I parked next to the fire station with my Adventure Pass…

Solo Venture High Point

Tough beginning, good elevation gain. Saw one person at the top. Kept our distance and saw nobody else while hiking. Snow patches towards top. Hanging…

High Point

This is one of my fav hikes down here because it is a great workout AND we hardly ever see anyone! I really dislike a…

Snow at Last!

Finally got to hike in some late season snow! Trail was in good condition, areas of snow for the last mile up to the summit,…

High Point

This was a great hike! The weather was cloudy and cold at the top. However I was able to see some views going up but…

Plan B

Our planned hike out to Collins and Knob Benchmarks for my Sierra Club San Diego Peaks 89/90 was aborted due to a closed gate, so…

One Step at a Time

Perfect time of year to do this…no bugs!  We had a cloudy, bit misty day so we did not get to experience the view; but…

The Long One

It was nice and cool, which we appreciated because this is a long hike. Our longest at that point, and I regretted not having more…

Watch out for the motocross

Easy hike on a nice day. The sun was out but with the light breeze keeping you cool. Watch out for the motocross riders, if…

Daaaaang!

This peak was tough but gratifying. Don’t let the return trip on this out and back hike fool you. I’m not sure if it was…

Palomar High Point – Never Again!

Well, not a fan of Palomar High Point. Did not find the trail to be particularly pretty, so I would most definitely not go back,…

Wonderful High Point Views

This was a tough one – lots of elevation gain. The views were amazing – the clouds were somewhat present which prevented clear viewing at…

High Time!

A fun hike…I forgot to.post it before I left in a trip!! So, I figured it was High Time I post it 4 months late!

Made it to the High Point

Beautiful view. Clear day but a bit windy. Few downed trees across the path. Had to be careful to get around them.

High Point Ass Kick

Peak 9 out of 18 Done!  Climb, climb, climb some more.  No kiosk to pay the $10 for parking but do need forest pass.  Start…

Leap day

Great hike. The first section is a beautiful (but somewhat steep) trail, and the rest is fire road; less steep but a relentless long incline.…

High Point

The first two miles were quite the trek! The elevation gain was fairly steep in this area, but by the time you got on the…

Wowza! This hike is legit!

Whoa!!! Up, up, and UP some more!  I thought after the first 2.5 miles it was supposed to be easy… we’d approach the fire road…

High Pt Palomar

Hiked High Pt on the Oak Grove trail.  Parked next to the fire station and the trail is well marked.  This was one of the…

High Point Hike

This hike was awesome, we started at the base with sunny skies, 2 miles in we experience some rain, 4.5 miles in we had snow…

Oak Grove to high point

The first two miles were steep. Once you get to the fire road it’s a steady climb. We got rained on then the snow hit.

High Point, Palomar

The trail was a wasn’t bad, the first 2 miles are a bit tough, it got easier once we reached the fire road.  We started…

Palomar

Sábado 2/22/2020 empezamos un grupo de 11 personas este hike,  y se pronosticaban lluvias pero  cuando llegamos estaba soleado y al parecer la lluvia había…

360 degree views

Steep from the get go! Be ready. Your lungs will love the fresh air!

High Point

Start out climbing, then climb some more.  Pretty much up to the High Point tower, with a little leveling off after 2.5 miles.  Enjoying our…

Palomar High Point

This is a hard hike 7 miles up hill all the way to the lookout. Not much shade I wouldn’t do this one in the…

Malopar High Point

Just the right challenge for where I’m at physically!  A good challenging grade of ascent until you get to the fire roads, which aren’t too…

High Point Lookout

This was a great hike, the weather conditions were perfect and it was a beautiful day. I anticipated the first 2 miles to be the…

Finished up High Point!

Beautiful day to hike. Temps were around 65-70F. The first two miles of this trail is quite steep you pick up half of the elevation…

High Point Lookout

Weather was nice.  Didn’t see a lot of people on the trail but did see some.

Rainy day

It was a gloomy day and started to rain halfway. I forgot my rain jacket but thank goodness I had plastic poncho. We were socked…

One of my favorite hikes to date

The first 2.5 miles are uphill switch back.  We started the hike at 7am, the sun had just started coming up and the views were…

High Point Palomar

The trail was difficult, all uphill the first 6.5 miles, but the views were spectacular.  There was VERY little snow, just tiny patches toward the…

3/18

It was a different mountain from the one that I remember. The last time I hiked the observatory trail and it was much easier and…

Oak Grove Fireman/Trail Guide

Friendly Oak Grove Fireman directed us to the trail as we had trouble finding it (right behind the fire station ;-)) Chose a weekday to…

Truck trail or bust

Truck trail?  Someone warned me this was mostly a truck trail and that made me think this was going to be a walk in the…

High Point

The day was super windy with some snow patches in some areas but more so on High Point Road and Polomar Divide Road. At the…

High point

There were a few trees that fell on the trail

High Point

Four trees falling and block the Oak Grove trail two miles before reaching the fire road. Also one tree fell and block the fire road.…

High Point

Some brush to navigate around in the first couple miles. Some snow/mud the last couple miles. Not bad.

Beast high Point

First 2 miles had fallen trees branches , snow patches on trail and muddy cause snow is melting, 4 miles lots off trees down not…

On Pointe to High Point Palomar

First time to hike High Point Palomar, elevation 6123 ft. Started the hike for 2 miles on Oak Grove Trailhead, followed by 4 miles of…

High Point Palomar Mountain

The first 2 miles are the worst and from there it’s pretty smooth sailing.  I brought along a friend who had not ever done a…

High Point

Exceedingly clear weather in all directions, which included ocean view from the summit.  Some older snow pack on roads sections, but little ice.  Several fallen…

Holy Leg Burner!!

My research led me to believe that this would be a great opportunity to backpack and try out my brand new tent – A Big…

5 of 18 High Point Mount Palomar

Another great day on the trail! I stepped off today from the Oak Grove Trailhead at about 0730. The first 2 miles are mostly on…

Oak Grove to High Point – Palomar

I friend challenged me to join Social Hiker and take part in the SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Hike.  I’m always hiking something around Mission Trails…