Potato chip

SO MANY PEOPLE…..and it doesn’t matter which way you go. We chose the side along highway 67 today so we could get up and back…

Potato Chip

Started this hike early around 6 a.m. it was already hot. Lots of people on trail when coming down.

Taking a Bite of that Chip

Started at 6:30am to try to beat the heat and crowds. For a short hike, this one packs some punch with all those stairs! I…

Mount Woodson/Potato Chip Rock

Definitely a very fun hike!  We arrived before 7:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning.  Not too many people at this time.  However, within two hours,…

HikerSparkie

Little cold in morning then got really hot quick.  Really busy trail and the line to take picture took us about 1hr.

Weekday peakday

Not too crowded, foggy walking up but clear and hot all the way down.

My. Woodson

A beautiful morning with a view of heaven!  Incredibly inspiring and humbling.  No “chip pic” for me as my fear of heights deterred me from…

Dont Trip Potato Chip

This trail is challenging and beautiful! All the “stairs” at the top make for a Great workout. However my legs got so cramped at the…

Potato Chip

I usually run this trail when I’m training for an ultramarathon, but instead I decided to hike the trail with my friend. We did the…

Mt. Woodson

Go early if you plan to take a picture at potato chip rock. This trail is hard, but still run-able. Pretty sights throughout the way.

Chips Ahoy

Many hikers were enjoying Mt Woodson.

Mt. Woodson

Started the trail early and got to the empty peak. I had the chance to enjoy Potato Chip Rock by myself. The trail was okay,…

Pringle Chip Mountain

Yeah this is very popular trail and I try to stay away popular trails because of the obvious crowds. There was actually a line to…

Mount Woodson

Hiked Mt Woodson as my second peak today.  It finished off the San Diego peaks for me.  Nice cool day

Conquering Fears on Mt. Woodson

Took a new route today that I really enjoyed because it had lots of shade. Once we got to the top I wasn’t going to…

Forget the chip, go for the block!

Opted for a late afternoon/early evening hike up. My primary goal was to actually get on top of the summit block. Standing on the Potato…

Potato Chip

started at 6am with approx 15 people at top. No line for pics which was great! Pretty cloudy day so thats probably why it wasn’t…

Worthy Potato Chip

The hike was beautiful. I would suggest going on a weekday because parking is free. We also found a minimal amount of people on the…

Mt. Woodson

I drove down from LA to grab this new peak during the weekday considering how crowded it is reported to be on weekends. Ended up…

#NeverForget Hike (#5 of 18)

This is probably the easiest and shortest of the 18 peaks this year. Not sure why this one is chosen to be apart of the…

No regrets

We wanted to start on the other end but the gates didn’t open until 9 & parking would be at half capacity.  So we started…

Potato Chip Rock

I started at hike around 6:50am. I hiked on the Mount Woodson trail from HWY 67. This was a good hike. It ascended all the…

Mt Woodson

Took the day off work and decided to bag Mt Woodson from Lake Poway. My roommate and I left from the trailhead at 6am. There…

Potato Chip Rock at Sunset

First hike since being back in California after visiting Family in Oklahoma for a month or so. I watched the sunset and it was a…

I wish Mt. Woodson would son

I started my hike at 9am. Another great day for a hike, low traffic thanks to the Corona Virus! It’s always fun making the straight…

Home Run

Started the challenge with Potato Chip Rock in my backyard.

Chip

It was a great hike, the weather was perfect  beautiful view.

Potato chip rock

Awesome trails and the weather was perfect. Not hard at all.

Potato Chip – round 2

More people than I thought there would be. Good weather. Little chilly at times, but it kept the sun off of us most of the…

Social distancing at its best!

I took the Ramona side up to Potato Chip Rock to try and protect the muddy other side a little bit! Beautiful crisp, partly cloudy…

MOUNT Woodson from Ramona

Got rained out of hot springs mountain for the day so Woodson it was. The lake is quaint, there are sets of porta-potties in the…

Potato Chip with the Kids

Tough trail with kids!  Weather felt great bc it was overcast.  Clear marked trail.  Wear good trail shoes.  Bring plenty of water.  Snacks.

The Peak of Social Distancing

We drove down to do another peak, but it was pouring rain there. So we continued to drive to Lake Poway to do the hike…

When in doubt… go Hiking!

Hike was beautiful! We picked a great time to do this one! Typically hot but today was cool in the 50’s and hit a little…

Mt. Woodson

…a little chilly, a tiny bit of rain, but a great hike with gorgeous views, and hardly any other hikers on the trail!

Ruffled Potato Chip

I hiked up from Highway 67 on a chilly late afternoon to catch the sunset on Mt Woodson.  This hike is a short but fairly…

Potato Chip

Perfect weather. Very few people. Pretty hike.

Team AM32108 hikes for Potato Chips!

Beautiful day, nice steady uphill climb. Was not as hard as I thought it would be. Climbing on the ‘chip’ was a lil intense, but…

Adam 32108

It was a great day to hike. Not as hard  hard as I expected. Gotta admit I was scared jumping on the Chip

Mt woodson

its was a wet miserable hike with rain. Couldnt get on the rock cuz it was slippery

Potato Chip Rock- Mt Woodson

The weather has been uncharacteristically wet for sunny San Diego, so although this hike has been on the books for months, we made a last…

Fun

It was very interesting hike, I usually don’t go evenings, it was fun nice trail. It’s perfect for training for long hiking trails. And of…

Beautiful Day

When we started the trail it was raining a little but then it was partly cloudy.

Potato Chip Challenge #1

perfect weather for hiking today, partially cloudy, It was challenging at the beginning and at the rock stairs, but the views are!

Morning on Mount Woodson

Dreary and Cloudy morning beginning from Lake Poway. Light crowds on the trail going up and not to bad at Potato Chip Rock for the…

No Chip-stagram for This Chicken

This was a S-L-O-G, but a fun one! We lucked out with stunning views on a clear and warm day. A pleasant start along the…

Where is the chip?

We decided to get to the trail as early as possible (we love our morning hikes).  All morning it was cloudy with a few sprinkles…

Woodson Mountain

Had planned to go via Lake Poway route, my phone’s  map application routed me to the East Approach Trailhead🤣 Short, but steep.  Lines for photos…

Potato chip

$10 parking. Beautiful lake. Clean trails. A line to take pictures at potato chip. Sweet view at the top.

Chip’n away at Mount Woodson

This trail from the bathrooms up to the top are well maintained 👍🏾  We were able to get up and down before the rain too.…

Chip in it at Mount Woodson

We went up trying to beat the rain that was forecasted…we made it up in 90 mins! Potato chip was a little wet in some…

Potato chip rock

weather was great cloudy but it did not rain. trail conditions were fine. felt great and look forward to the next challenge!!

Potato Chip

The last time I did this hike years ago, I was so out of shape. It felt so good to be able to enjoy the…

Potato Chip for Leap Year!

arrived at 6:45 AM parked along the road off Highway 67. Moderate amount of people on the trail but only a few at the peak.…

Pre-Pandemic Chip – Mt Woodson

If I knew this would be my last hike due to isolation stuff caused by COVID-19 – maybe I would have soaked it up longer.…

Potato Chip! Yum!

Went on a 1/2 day during week with my kiddo and a few friends.  Beautiful pretty breezy day. Trail is super easy to follow and…

Potato Chip Rock

Ran into Danny that we befriended at El Cajon Mountain 🙂 Steep and mostly paved service road-hard on knees. Perfect weather for an early afternoon…

Biting the chip!

The backside is shorter, but steeper. Two miles up a paved utility road. The view is gorgeous with huge boulders. You may see rock climbers…

To the towers

Slightly brisk conditions, with plenty of people on the peak.  There was a line for potato chip rock, so we opted for lunch on the…

Potato Chip

Was a little warm but nice.  Was a good little workout and there wasn’t A lot of people waiting to take pics with the rock.…

Woodson / Potato Chip!

This is the nicest trail I’ve been on  – really well maintained all the way.  Nice challenging hike, finished with my son in 3:41.  We…

Potato Chip

For this one we had to wake up at 5:45 to get to the top before the sun really got us. coming up was really…

Potato chip 🥔 ⛰

Started around 6:30am. Weather was beautiful But no shade. We ended up beating most the crowds and mid day sun. I would suggest starting earlier…

Beautiful Views of San Diego

Gorgeous panoramas of San Diego the whole way up. Prepare to wait a while if you want a pic at the “potato chip”.

Fry Fry Woody Woodson

Started at the bottom, then went to the top…then back down to the bottom.  Hiked by myself, made it up in an hour via the…

Mt Woodson

Beautiful day in Poway! 1st of 6 for the SoCal challenge! Also doing the NorCal challenge. Doing both challenges for my 60th birthday 💕

Eat it! Potato Chip Rock!

My husband and I hiked Mt. Woodson on Valentines Day as our 1st peak of the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. We chose this hike…

Woodson

I hike this area often. But I don’t go to the peak very much anymore. I think thanks to social media it has become insanely…

Pros and Cons to a Wet Hike

Light rain, overcast, and low temperatures kept the crowds away.  We were able to stand on Potato Chip Rock immediately. That being said, less hikers…

Potato chip rock

Hike was inclined and it was foggy and freezing. Slight rainfall,no restroom. When you rich the potato chip rock expect to wait in line to…

Potato chip rock

Hike was moderate about 4.5miles round trip. Hiking this trail is a little hard cause is going up most of the time but other than…

Woodson

We intended to hike El Cajon but changed our minds when we encountered the story weather on our way down to San Diego.  We though…

Mt Woodson

Beautiful weather. Ocean breezes and sunshine. And an amazing hiking  partner.

Potato Chip

Portions of the hike include rocks and small boulders.  The surrounding area is beautiful.  Rock outcroppings are great.

Mt Woodson Climb

While the trek up was almost exclusively on asphalt, the steepness of this route made for a good quad-burner!

Potatoes chip on a weekday

Wonderful day not too many people. Carried a sign for my friend who is changing jobs to the top to and sent her photos while…

Chipper Rock

What a beautiful day for a hike in San Diego! It was a quintessential San Diego day. Trail conditions were amazing. Despite getting there at…

Pringles Hike

Good 1sr challenge. Summited in 1 hour 8 min. Decended in 57min

The Never-ending Trail

I have to admit- I was worried about this hike. The last time I did it was 7 years ago or so. This would be…

El Cajon / Woodson / Volcan

Trio of San Diego peaks in a single day: 1. El Cajon Mountain 2. Mount Woodon 3. Volcan Mountain Started at the Ramona trailhead since…

Brought the Dip

It was a great day! Perfect mix of sun and breeze! This is always one of my “go-to” hikes that offers some great views and…

3rd Peak 2020

No shade, next time I’ll start earlier. Lots of rock stairs, but beautiful views. Potato Chip was a bit crowded but the line for photos…

Potato Chip Rock/Mt. Woodson

We went on a Friday and started at 7am to avoid the crowds. The weather was perfect and only ran into a handful of people.…

Mount Woodson

Started at the 67 went straight up to potato chip then connected to fry- Koehler for a full 6 mile hike. Great weather and a…

Mt. Woodson

Saw a little snake. The hike down was so beautiful.

Mt. Woodson: Lake Poway

Foggy start at 7:30 but Sun out at 9:00 summit.  Crowded with over 30 people in line for photo op at potato chip rock.  Back…

Bagged Potato Chip

We were supposed to do Volcan today, but an overturned vehicle on the road brought us here instead. All I can say was it was…

Above the Clouds

Trail Conditions: Great, easy to follow Weather: Stayed around mid-50s from 930am-1230pm How I felt: First hike of the year. Challenging at first but got…

Sunday Morning Up Mt. Woodson

Foggy and chilly morning up the trail today. We thought we had an early start and yet summited to find 25+ people were already there…