Mt. Woodson via Blue Sky Ecological Preserve

This hike combines a popular and challenging summiting experience with a cool, shady oak woodland for a comprehensive and fairly strenuous workout. Taken on a clear winter day, this hikes reveals impressive views over San Diego County, Mexico, and as far north as Mt. Baldy.Distance: 11 MilesElevation Gained: 2,800'Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous, but on the southern …

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve and Lake Poway

Distance: 7.6 MilesElevation Gained: 1,300'Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: 2:45Critters: NonePros:- Sunset in August is a brilliant thingCons:- Heat in August sucks huevosDetails:So, last month, I actually failed to reach 100 miles of hiking for a month for the first time all year. Granted, I hiked 99.7 miles, which is hardly a cop-out. Yet, I looked at …