Trip Report: Hot Springs Mountain

Last Sunday, I woke up with the dawn and broke like the wind to get in a solid walkabout. I initially had my eyes on a Cuyamaca walkabout, which has become my go-to for a longer, more involved hike that also features good views and a splash of fall color. But for a variety of …

On Hiking “Afoot and Afield in San Diego County”

Since December of 2014, I have been conducting field work for a full revision and update of Jerry Schad’s hiking guide, Afoot and Afield in San Diego County. With one hike remaining (Dawn’s Peak/Peak 6582), I estimate that I have now hiked over 1600 miles of distinct trail and terrain in the county, with about …

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