Peak 3339 – Peak 71 – A rocky peak at the edge of the desert

View to the east from Peak 3339

Peak 3339 Elevation: 3,339′ Miles: 6.6 Trailhead Agency: McCain Valley National Wildlife Area (BLM) When scanning the list of remaining peaks I have on the San Diego 100 Peaks list, I realized there was one that wasn’t either a 2-hour drive or had double-digit mileage. As you see, I appeared to have saved the best and most […]

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 […]

Bonny, White, The Thimble, and Ysidro – Peaks 58 and 59 – What a difference weather makes

Vivid Anza-Borrego flower bloom on the way back

  Bonny Benchmark Elevation: 4,574′ White Benchmark Elevation: 5,326′ The Thimble Elevation: 5,779′ Ysidro Benchmark Elevation: 6,147′ Total Mileage: 7.96 Trailhead Map (33.210596, -116.49509) It’s amazing the difference that weather can make on a hike. About a month and a half ago, I attempted this same hike. The weather was cold, but the wind, combined […]

Daley Ranch – One of the prettiest parks in San Diego

A typical beautiful trail in Daley Ranch

Daley Ranch 3024 La Honda Drive Escondido, CA 92027 (760) 839-4680 Agency: City of Escondido Open daily from dawn to dusk. Free to public. Today I had the intent to finally tackle another peak, since it’s been almost month since my last epic adventure in Anza-Borrego. It was sort of an impulse hike. I tend to […]

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – Come for the wildflower bloom, stay for the scenery

The Beauty of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 200 Palm Canyon Dr Borrego Springs, CA 92004 760-767-5311 Agency: California State Parks Other Links: The Anza-Borrego Foundation The Anza-Borrego Natural History Organization Encompassing 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert SP is one third of San Diego County. While mostly desert, there are a few places in the higher elevations that have some […]

Anza-Borrego’s “wildflower frenzy” has arrived – Updated 02/25/2010

Every year around this time, people start wanting to know if the wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park have started blooming yet. After all, much of the park is about a 2-hour drive from most of the county and people want to know if the drive for a day-trip will be fruitful. From what I […]