Palomar Mountain State Park: Deluge Edition

The recent storms that rolled through left a tremendous amount of precipitation across all of non-desert Southern California. Palomar Mountain, with its advantageous geographic position, received between 6-9" of precipitation, depending on location, which represents between 1/5 and 1/3 of its annual average precipitation. In other words, it poured. Distance: 4.5 Elevation Gained: 350' Difficulty: …

Nate Harrison Grade and Palomar Mountain State Park

Nate Harrison Grade is a windy fireroad that connects Palomar Mountain State Park to Highway 76. It passes through orange groves, open grassland, and burned forest before entering the park just below Boucher Hill. Palomar State Park is, of course, Palomar State Park, and it's also my favorite place in San Diego County. Distance: 6 …

May Summary

Looking east from the slopes of Telegraph PeakDuring the month of May, I hiked 91.7 Miles and gained 17,960'. I spent 41 hours and 33 minutes on the trails, and I burnt off about 15,050 calories doing so. While May is warmer than April, and, at least this year, much dryer, the temperature change allows …