My favorite San Diego mountain to hike though for views is just up the street from me... Black Mountain in Rancho Penasquitos. It's only like 1,500' elevation but it's really isolated so the views around it are incredible, you can see Mount Baldy in LA and you can see downtown San Diego and Tijuana and the Coronado islands and San Clemente Island on a clear day. It's crazy and it's only about a 30 minute hike to the top.
yes, that sounds like fun, have lunch and beer and hike down...
And/or other things . . . we'll just have to make sure Salah and Feather don't wander off and die.
HAHA, I will bring the smoke too...
I'll bring the lighter and the Girl Scout cookies.
Cowles Mountain is great - so peaceful and quiet at the top. Sometimes there are a ton of people on the trail, but it's always been pretty deserted once I've reached the top.
I've ridden my bike to the top many times. Let me know when you want to go, and I'll give you the weather report.
I'm going camping in the bush for 2 days in 2 days!! I'll be sure to post the pictures n such of our venture into the woods =D!
Spectrum Lake! I have to watch out for Grizzly Bears and possibly Avalanches....but I heard about a Grizzly Bear that plays some good tunes!
I'd prefer not....
I can't take pictures of my self....I look funny
Find the Snake...........Ladies
we pushed my friends car along a dirt road down a hill, that was quite the action shot..fun!
Loons are canadian eh? Loonies!
Come to Canadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
But South America first <3
Outside of Mammoth - 1.5 mile hike to Crystal Lake.
Izzy was a champ and hiked the whole way up, but I had to carry her 45 lbs. down. Awesome!
that lake looks pretty awesome...were there a lot of other hikers around?
Yeah, it's a short hike so perfect for families and dogs. The water was freezing.
Looks like fun, I've jumped in water that is snowmelt and it's cold, I tried to walk across Pinecrest lake on logs that were tied together across, fell in and almost got Hypothermia...
The thing that sucks about hiking in the OC is that you never really feel like you get away from the suburban sprawl.
This guy jumped in swam across and then hiked up some rocks and dove. It was awesome, but my husband and friend, Andrew in the picture on bottom with Izzy, were reluctantly ready to dive in and save his ass. You can't shake those life guarding instincts.
That looks lovely algunz, the snowpack there is pretty incredible too.
We're going up to the Mammoth-ish area in a couple weekends for a few days, going to be a really relaxing kind of camping trip with just some short day hikes. We're doing three nights at the Rock Creek Campground, I think it is, just south of Lake Crowley. I'm missing Underworld at HARD for it... so I'm hoping it's a great trip?