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lidijagrazulisBefore the fire  Sucess!

lidijagrazulis

Hiked up to the summit several times, before the devastating Cedar Fire. Nice to see the photos of the forest recovering.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 12:13 pm

Fins129Close to SD  Sucess!

Fins129

Been up a number of times. The best way is to take the north trail to the top.
Posted Apr 10, 2008 2:59 am

BombchaserSoutheastly Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

Bombchaser

I gained the summit via a long aproach form the southeast from somewhere below the state park. I lost all of my tracking data on a previous hard drive so I don't have all the details. I know the weather was sunny, several inches of snow on the ground, and lots of downed trees to negotiate.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:58 pm

GroundControlVia Fire Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2008

GroundControl

Nice day hike with the wife up the fire road, snow was on the ground for ~1.5 miles to the top! They need to do something about those antennas though...takes away from such a beautiful view.
Posted Feb 9, 2008 2:17 am

HeyItsBenFire Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2008

HeyItsBen

Been putting this one off due to the paved road to the summit...picked the clearest day of the year to hike to the top, we had views of the Salton Sea, Rabbit, and the snow in the San Gabriels and on San G. Met a blind guy who hiked the road solo, "been doin' it for 27 years" he said. Looped Middle Peak with Cuyamaca for a decent 5 hour day.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 2:56 am

jmc10th b-day

jmc

took my daughter up for her 10th birthday
Posted Dec 21, 2007 8:57 pm

NavySeabeeChristmas Eve Walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2005

NavySeabee

Nice easy walk up the fire road. Development on the top is a bit disheartening, but the views make you forget about it.
Posted Nov 30, 2007 7:34 pm

Bill562Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007

Bill562

Cycled up the road - does this count? :-)
Posted Nov 18, 2007 2:01 am

lasvegaswraithNo lions  Sucess!

lasvegaswraith

Made many trips up the fire road. Haven't ever seen any mtn. lions, but have seen the paw prints...
Posted Aug 25, 2007 1:58 am

BCLPre-Fire  Sucess!

BCL

Was a fun place to go before the fire. Can't say I remember much about the peak, I was fairly young at the time.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 9:58 am

chudderRoute Climbed: Lookout Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2007

chudder

Paso Picacho->Azalea Glen Loop->Fern Flat Road->Lookout Road->peak->Lookout Road->Conejos Trail->Azalea Fire Road->Azalea Glen Loop->Paso Picacho ~7mi, 1700' +/-
Posted Apr 8, 2007 7:33 pm

weeds19Morning exercise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

weeds19

I was out in SD for a wedding and wanted to get in some exercise before the wedding. This peak offered the perfect opportunity for a short outing. There was snow covering a lot of the road once I got to the small saddle, but it didn't really hinder progress and it was kind of cool to be looking at the ocean while standing in snow!
Posted Feb 20, 2007 9:16 pm

mnaturesonI Could Do Without The Buildings and Antennas At The Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

mnatureson

This is a popular peak but less impressive than nearby Stonewall Peak. Now that the fires have almost destroyed the forest, the nature views along the route are limited to dead pines and lush undergrowth that has taken over in their place.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 4:22 pm

Jerry SRoute: Fire Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2006

Jerry S

Left the trail head (HWY 79) at 10:00 am, didn't even consider bringing pants with me and they were not needed. Beautiful day for a climb, the Santa Ana's were pushing a lot of the smog off the coast. It looks like the area is starting to recover nicely from the fire, although about 90% of the trail still has charred remains of old pine trees along the way.
All in all, it was much better than being at work.
Posted Oct 21, 2006 4:29 am

Matt WorsterNice asphalt :-)  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Nice walk-up, interesting to see the trees recovering from the fire.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 10:11 pm

erockRoute Climbed: Cuyamaca Peak Date Climbed: November 5th, 2005  Sucess!

erock

I've done this hike before. Today, I pushed the threshold and did the ascent in 40 minutes. I then ran to the bottom. Total time was 1 hour 5 minutes. Not bad.
Posted Dec 14, 2005 2:11 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Fire Road Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Not a particularly impressive mountain - probably because the weather was crappy at the time.



A second visit as part of an HPS peakbagging exercise was far more fun. Trip Report
Posted Nov 22, 2005 1:19 am

caerbannogRoute Climbed: Cuyamaca Peak fire road Date Climbed: October 30, 2005 and many previous dates  Sucess!
Although most of the forest in the park was incinerated by the Cedar fire, a good bit of forest (including a beautiful stand of sugar pines) just below the Cuyamaca Peak summit survived. So the Cuyamaca peak hike isn't complete desolation. There's enough living forest near the summit to keep the hike rewarding.
Posted Oct 30, 2005 11:31 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: several Date Climbed: several  Sucess!

tdoughty

There are many trails and roads that can be linked to reach the summit. I live just to the south west of the peak. I have completed several ascents via the telephone line road up the west ridge from Boulder Creek Road. Since the fire, the last trailless portion of this western route is a bit easier. Acents in the winter are to be treasured.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 12:50 pm

TessaRoute Climbed: fire road Date Climbed: 8/14/05  Sucess!

Tessa

dad gave me a ride on his back, but i walked the last little bit.
Posted Oct 5, 2005 3:23 pm

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