Agua Dulce Loop – Laguna Mountains

The Agua Dulce Loop is a 6+ mile loop taking in some of the finest forest in the Laguna Mountains, as well as the southern end of Laguna Meadow. This particular loop takes you along Agua Dulce Creek, which provides enough moisture to support a thriving mixed-conifer and oak forest, while providing countless places to …

Guatay Mountain

Guatay Mountain is a moderate-height peak that lies just south of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The park features the usual views, but the noteworthy aspect of this mountain is that it is home to the Tecate Cypress, which grows in a handful of locales in Orange and San Diego Counties.Distance: 5.7Elevation Gained: 1,600'Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: …

January Summary

During the month of January, I hiked 91.1 miles, gaining approximately 14,650 feet of elevation. I spent a total of 39 hours and 40 minutes on the trails, during which time I burned approximately 13,440 calories (and lost five pounds). It was a good start to 2013, especially given how busy I've been all month …