Square Top – San Diego Peak #67 – Celebrating Brian’s 100th Peak

Square Top, looming above us

Square TopElevation: 4,649′ Distance: 8.4 miles Trailhead Agency: Anza Borrego Desert State Park When I got invited to this hike, I felt privileged. I have been following Brian’s progress on San Diego Peaks for several years on Google+, but I really didn’t know him. His frequent summits all around San Diego County left me homesick for […]

Peak #61 – P1755 – Clevenger Canyon South – A Chair with a View

Clevenger Canyon South Trail Map

Peak 1755 Elevation: 1,755′ Total Mileage: 4.4 Trailhead Map (33.08537, -116.92236) Things have been a little busy since my last hike. If I do one peak a month, it’s going to take me years to finish this. Once again, I had to dust off the cobwebs as I parked at the trailhead and made my […]

Piedras Grandes and Indian Hill – Peaks #32 and #33 – A Loss of a loved one

Train Tunnel near Carrizo Canyon

Piedras Grandes Elevation: 2,601′ Miles: ~2 Trailhead Indian Hill Elevation: 2,240′ Miles: ~2 Trailhead On this Sunday morning, I scrambled atop a small rise and saw a large coyote turn and look at me, then run down the rise into the desert floor below, joining other coyotes to disappear among the cactus and chaparral. The […]

Mount Gower – Peak #6

Indianhead, San Vicente Mountain and El Cajon Mountain from false Mount Gower

I was able to get to an early start today, after a nice upper body workout with Joe Decker at Gut Check Fitness. I arrived at the trailhead at about 8AM and got started. I encountered some friendly locals on the trail walking their dogs early in the morning and no one else the entire day. […]