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SigouinRun Up and Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2008
Ran up and down the mountain three times with rests inbetween the runs. I had a lot of energy that day!
Posted Dec 4, 2009 3:29 pm

ericwillhiteGood addition to a vacation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2009

ericwillhite

Went up with the kids while on vacation there. Pictures, info and trail map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/california_climbing/san_diego/cowles_mountain_trail_424.htm
Posted Oct 27, 2009 7:10 pm

gfaulknerNice workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2008

gfaulkner

Hot trip up in the middle of the afternoon, but a good workout! Felt good to reach the top!!
Posted Sep 9, 2009 4:20 am

GreatshaitanClimbed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Greatshaitan

Hot hot day. Made the summit in about 45 minutes and proceeded over to Pyles Peak.
Posted May 7, 2009 1:46 pm

forjanGolfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2009

forjan

This time it took me 18 min from the Golfcrest T/H to Cowles summit. I then continued to Pyles Peak summit (another 16 min of trail running). Wow....literally over 50+ people on the Golfcrest trail for a Wed afternoon.

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Date Climbed: February 6, 2009
Route Climbed: Golfcrest

Took a break from my job search this afternoon and ran up to the summit of Cowles Mtn starting at the Golfcrest T/H. Up in 20 minutes.....dragging a*s these days.
Posted Feb 18, 2009 9:42 pm

ADKLocal Favorite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2007
This is a favorite for after work, before work, and during lunch breaks. Best time to go is around 2 in the afternoon. Not a whole lot of people then.
Posted Feb 15, 2009 3:05 am

SOCALHUSKERCrowded Mtn!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2009

SOCALHUSKER

Seemed more like walking through the mall than climbing up a mountain. People Everywhere!! I also climbed Pyle's Peak and saw two people the entire hike, much more enjoyable.
Posted Jan 30, 2009 4:10 pm

WayneShortGreat place to train.  Sucess!

WayneShort

This is a great place to get in a good workout. Sadly, I moved to Texas from San Diego in Jan 08, but this is one of the first places I head when I visit. Try it on a full moon night with some friends and a thermos of hot chocolate. The views are incredible!
Posted Nov 23, 2008 4:06 pm

lidijagrazulisFun conditioner  Sucess!

lidijagrazulis

Many hikes to Cowles and even a mountain bike ride to the summit! Great fun conditioner close to home while I lived in San Diego.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 12:16 pm

DayHikerJrGolfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008
With Mommy and Daddy. Age 9 months. Daddy carried me.
Posted Jun 9, 2008 3:43 am

Fins129Training  Sucess!

Fins129

Been up many times both hiking and mountain biking. Great for training.
Posted Apr 10, 2008 2:51 am

Sarah SimonVia Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Sarah Simon

After sitting on an airplane most of the day to fly to San Diego for business, I drove directly to the Golfcrest trailhead to summit Cowles Mountain. I was pleasantly surprised by the stiff elevation gain. The trail atmosphere is very reminiscent of Piestewa Peak in Phoenix, with a lot of after-work walkers getting hitting the trail for daily exercise. On the downside, the smog was just atrocious. I could hardly see the surrounding mountains and my lungs were on fire - not from the elevation gain but from the "suspended particulates" in the air. Still, a great way to burn off some business-trip stress/fatigue.
Posted Mar 25, 2008 10:22 pm

GroundControlNice Afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2008

GroundControl

Nice little hike with my wife.
Posted Jan 17, 2008 1:59 am

fraz1697Big Rock Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

fraz1697

The "difficult" on the NE side is good for a quick afternoon get away from the city.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 1:51 pm

skottyNice hill  Sucess!

skotty

A nice training hill if you're in the San Diego area. It seems humorous to call it a "mountain" since it takes little more than 20 minutes for a brisk round trip. Nevertheless, its long enough to keep the heart rate up for training.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 3:46 pm

Jerry SMany routes many times  Sucess!

Jerry S

I have been up this thing so many times to keep in shape. You may have seen me. Big red backpack with 4 gallons of water in it wearing my bright yellow double plastic mountaineering boots.
Yeah, good times.
Posted Jul 5, 2007 5:58 pm

chudderMany routes, many dates  Sucess!

chudder

All trails taken, and then a couple of bushwhack approaches too :o\
Posted Apr 4, 2007 2:18 am

mnaturesonMy Backyard Mountain  Sucess!

mnatureson

This mountain is a five minute drive for me so I do it often. Usually several times a week when I'm training for a bigger climb in the Sierras or the desert. The views are great and it has several different routes that can keep you interested over and over. My favorite route: Barker way, up the east face. It meets with the main Golfcrest Trail half way up the mountain.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 4:17 pm

Day HikerGolfcrest Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Day Hiker

20080608: Carried DayHikerJr and hiked with his Mommy.
20061015: Great morning workout and lots of friendly people on the trail. Up in 19:25.
20060923: Summited this fifteener (1591 feet) without oxygen. The Sherpas had to turn back at the Mesa Road junction, but I pushed on to the summit.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 10:19 am

NavySeabeeRoute Climbed: Golfcrest Drive  Sucess!

NavySeabee

Hiked this with the wife and kiddies on a nice fall day.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 8:46 pm

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