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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…

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,…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

High Point

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

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…

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;…

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

High Point

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

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 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…

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…

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.…

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…

#6POPsd

Last hike of the challenge for SoCalsd⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰⛰🍂🍃🍁🥾🎄

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…

6 of 6: High Point Palomar

After a hiatus, due to COVID-19 closures, I finally got this last and final hike in after Thanksgiving to complete the 2020 6-Peak Challenge. It…

High Point

Beautiful fall leaves, amazing views!

High Point

The climb was rough but I enjoyed the view.

Sweeter Seventeen!

Our final San Diego hiking excursion saw my friend and I bag SoCal 6-Pack Peak No. 17 of 18. The 13-mile (RT) Oak Grove Trail…

High Point

My Friday the 13th 2020 was fabulous! I completed #17 of my 18 peak goal. High Point (Palomar) ~ 13 mi, 3,500 ft gain, 6,138”…

Lookout Tower of Power

First couple of miles have most of the gain.  Gets your attention right away.  Great views from the peak of all major peaks across Southern…

High Point

I started at the Oak Grove TH to the right of the fire station. I don’t know if I parked in the correct place but…

Solo hiker on High Point Palomar

This was my first time on the Oak Grove Trail. I hiked solo on a Monday and had the trail completely to myself. When I…

SD HighPoint

Clear day. No one on the trail.  Good view of the surrounding area on the hike up so remember to look back from time to…

Palomar Mountain

A nice hike with Steve @SDCrazyhikers to Palomar Mountain via Oak Grove. 13.5 miles (half marathon) i left my place around 11:45PM , we start…

High Point

Extremely hot. Bring more water than you would normally think. It was nice to finally finish the San Diego six pack even in 2020.

Spooky sounds

We started at 2 am. No one was around. My friend and I started the hike and the trail was very dark and spooky. We…

High Point

It felt good to finish this one. 13miles. It was a tough one.

Sunday sunrise high point

Started at 4:30 solo and had coyotes singing  for the first hour and a half or so until I reached the fire road.   Going…

Hot day on palomar

Great views at the top. Bugs were bad in some spots. Really hot on the way back down.

High Point Palomar

this hike is mostly on a fire access road with no coverage. Bad idea to do this during the summer. We started early to beat…

Pushing through I’m almost there

Day 2 pushing through with one thing in mind, to summit and bag peak #17. Tired from the day before hiking peak #16 (Hot Springs)…

High Point Heaven

The trailhead starts behind the fire station. This trail is tough. It’s very steep the first 2 miles and decently steep the remainder with only…

High Point Hell

It was nice in the morning. Hot as hell in the afternoon. Beautiful view at the top. The lookout was cool. The volunteer came down…

Warm Day Up At High Point!

Excellent Hike with decent gain. But highly recommend to do in the fall/winter maybe spring. We started at 4am and it was almost unbearable by…

Early and hot

Our group arrived in the dark…3:30am and we started with our headlamps on.  Got a bit turned around in the beginning but found our way…

High Point, Palomar Mountain

It was a gorgeous sunrise starting at 6 am at the Oak Grove Fire station off of the 79.  There was a little construction traffic.…

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 – Mount Palomar

OMG the heat was intense!  Did not plan to hike this in 105 degree weather!!!  The last 3 miles were miserable as the heat beat…

Newbies gained respect

Took my Crossfit/Bootcamp/OCR/Ruck Coach and she expressed how challenging this was for her. She was carrying a 40lb ruck bag and it was 103 degrees.…

Tough

It was one of the toughest hikes I’ve ever been on.

AM 32108

This hike is definitely challenging! WHATEVER YOU DO, START REAL EARLY TO BEAT THE HEAT! This hike would have been a lot more enjoyable in…

AM32108

Boy, this hike was tough! Grant it, the day we did it was hot, but either way, the summit was the highlight! Great views! You…

Flashy Hike Title

Road walk.  Good views of San G and San J, from a somewhat unique perspective.  Would consider this one a formality unfortunately.

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…

High Point

Early sunrise start to beat the heat left us experiencing the 100 degree heat the last 2 miles.

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…