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DundeelShort Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

Dundeel

Stayed in campground. Lots of sites under the trees but only sani-kans for services. Parked about a mile and a half from summit. Short scramble to the boulder top.
Posted Jun 4, 2014 9:41 pm

DonutPigRough Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2014

DonutPig

The drive up was pretty rough on my Subaru, bottomed out and had quite a few scares. Nice short hike with good views.
Posted Feb 20, 2014 5:59 am

Ted BauerHuge Pinecones  Sucess!

Ted Bauer

Drove most of the way up. Not really anything to write about, other than it was fun climbing up on the look out tower.
Posted Dec 5, 2013 2:01 pm

ericnoelHot Springs Mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013

ericnoel

Pretty short hike with a little odd summit block scramble at the end.
Posted Nov 9, 2013 6:48 pm

Iron HikerNice mountaintop!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Iron Hiker

A nice warm day with some friends. Drove most of the way to the top and then walked the rest of the road. Summit rock is a nice little scramble. Also went up the little 6,400' crag east of the main peak with a big expanse of open rock - great views. Glad to finally climb the highest point of the county I've lived in for 4 years!

No problems with access - the Indians charged us $5 a head, gave us a basic map of the area too. Camping is $25 for the night, it is a nice-looking campground.
Posted May 14, 2013 5:17 pm

FletchVery pretty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2010

Fletch

Nice little day...
Posted Dec 27, 2012 6:12 pm

surgentSpontaneous trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2001

surgent

Did this on a whim. Fun, short, a chance to go to the beach afterwards.
Posted Jun 8, 2012 4:40 pm

orbitorFrom Los Coyotes Campground via the fire road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

orbitor

Hiked through a beautiful landscape right after a late winter storm. Great views of Jacinto and Gorgonio from the top.
Posted Apr 16, 2012 5:15 pm

NavySeabeeFrom Hot Springs Mtn Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

NavySeabee

Drove my Civic to junction w/Sukat Rd and hiked up. Added Corral BM (Pt 6,407') as a bonus which didn't even show up on my topo map, but stood out like a sore thumb due to recent fires and the firebreaks on it. Wanted to climb Cody and Pike BM's but the road to the eastern parts of the reservation were closed.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 4:47 pm

Alex WoodGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2011

Alex Wood

Hiked this with my little bro and my dogs. We parked at 5,200ft in order to get some hiking in. Beautiful day with great views all around. Only saw two other cars on the road. What neat place. Took us two hour to reach the summit from our car.
Posted May 23, 2011 3:19 am

DigglerAnother one bites the dust  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2009

Diggler

Always interesting, these excursions onto reservations. Unaware of the 'open' times to non-residents, I stopped by the info office at the tribal center, where a woman in the trailer- the only person I was able to find- told me to come back tomorrow. Fine. As I was hanging out outside the trailer, figuring out what to do/where to go after this (a few minutes later), she comes out & tells me if I don't leave immediately, she'll call the tribal police. What?! I've encountered numerous crazy people in SF, but this was unexpected & uncalled for. Seriously? I'll give her the benefit of the doubt & tell myself it was that time of the month- whatever...

Next day came back & went through the proper formalities. As time was limited, I did some driving before starting to hoof it, although I'd wanted to hike from the bottom to the top. Oh well. Parked at the Hot Springs Mtn/Lookout (as shown on the Los Coyotes-provided map) Rd.-Campground Rd. intersection, & started up. :45 later was at the dilapidated lookout. 'No-one told me the final summit block was 5th class,' I remember thinking to myself. After enjoying a brew on the rocks adjacent the lookout, I discovered that the true lookout lies in the brush across the way- whoops. Made a quick jaunt over there- afterall, this "highpointing" business includes by definition attaining the actual highpoint (ugh!!). After the obligatory highpoint, got down & back to car. Drove out just a few minutes after my officially-alloted time was up (15.00)- they waved as I passed through the gate.

Beautiful area & summit- it was far prettier than I'd expected. Despite the fog-clouds (or perhaps because of?), the views were great, & it was cool to see a glider flying above. Certainly a far different 'San Diego' than most (myself included until this point) think of!

Despite my initial unpleasant encounter, the young guy I met at the entrance station the day of my summit was inviting & quite nice (thanks for the orange). It was a pleasure to meet him. Quibling aside, it's nice that the tribe indeed does allow access, for those demented 'highpointers,' as well as those wanting to see a beautiful area off the beaten path, alike. Glad to have been in this special place.
Posted Jun 4, 2010 1:49 pm

mrchad9Got lucky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2005

mrchad9

Was driving to Anza-Borrego and happened to notice the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation on the way. A southern CA hiking book had mentioned this was the highest in San Diego County, so on a whim decided to hike it on the drive back- my 10th county HP but first as part of my goal to do all of them in CA.

We stopped at the gate but no one was there, so drove down a very rutted road, took quite a while, then hiked to the summit. Didn't realize until a month later that it was closed to visitors as of a couple weeks before our visit. As far as I know no one else went up for a few years.
Posted May 9, 2010 4:10 am

Tracyvia standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2009

Tracy

did this on a Monday (no one was manning the entrance station on the way up or on the way down) with beautiful weather. There is a nice looking animal den on the north side of the summit block of rocks that looked rather interesting.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 9:42 pm

Bob BurdRoad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2002

Bob Burd

Hiked it during the fire that subsequently closed it for a few years. Drove most of the way. Fire guys were nice enough to let me finish before kicking me out. Trip Report
Posted Jan 19, 2010 10:08 am

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