Granite Springs Trail Camp – Cuyamaca moon

East Mesa highpoint, almost to Granite Springs Trail Camp

Summer had just come to an end, but it sure didn’t feel like it. It was sweltering in the lowlands and in the past I’d headed to the hills to get some relief. Since my daughter had a day off on Monday, we decided to go backpacking. We had already backpacked to Arroyo Seco in […]

East Mesa High Point – Peak #57 – Grasslands in Eastern Cuyamaca

East Mesa Fire Road

East Mesa High Point Elevation: 5,178′ Mileage: 8.8 Trailhead Map Once again, I was going to be racing weather. The report said that high winds, coupled with heavy rains and snow at Mount Laguna and Cuyamaca Peak would be unleashed at exactly 5PM. I’d say that would be a motivating factor in getting off the […]

Peak #46 – Sugg Peak, a view into East Mesa in Cuyamaca

Sugg Peak Benchmark

Elevation Gain: 1,205′ Miles: 8.5 Trailhead I was excited to get back to Cuyamaca and excited to be going after a peak that I could see from my hike up to the top of Oakzanita Peak. I am glad that I didn’t attempt this the same day as Oakzanita hike, since the bushwhacking involved would […]