When we recently had a day with cooler temperatures (mid May 2020), I took the opportunity to hike Combs Peak, which lies in the higher elevation back country of San Diego County's north-eastern quadrant (interestingly, this area is part of Anza Borrego Desert State Park). It can be reached via the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) … Continue reading Combs Peak
Red Hill - reclaiming mental space on a short & easy solo desert hike.
Manza Benchmark in San Diego's Laguna Mountains is peak number 67 on the Sierra Club's 100 Peaks list. We had a cool and partially overcast day, just right to hike it at the end of June. Steel gray clouds hung in the sky and a pleasant wind made for very comfortable conditions. The starting point … Continue reading Manza Benchmark
Boucher Hill, the fire lookout with Palomar Mountain State Park, is perhaps one of the most "ridiculous" peaks that is included in the 100 Peaks list - you can drive right up there! In fact, I have been there a couple of times already in the past: when visiting the park and paying the entrance … Continue reading Boucher Hill
Ghost Mountain (peak #51 on the Sierra Club San Diego's 100 Peaks list - here's my personal progress sheet) is a hill with granitic boulders, in the Blair Valley/Whale Peak area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. In other words, not exactly an impressive peak. 😉 Following a tip from Sarah Marino, I combined the … Continue reading Ghost Mountain