Route Climbed: Devil's Slide-->PCT-->South Ridge-->Maxwell Trail Date Climbed: 08 Jun 2003
Gorgeous weather and great views. Cool in the morning, hot in the afternoon (down low on the Ernie Maxwell trail). The route described makes a great loop, although a longish day (~11.5 miles?). Called home (San Diego) from the top--wife said it was raining, and looking south, I could see Cuyamaca Peak poking though the cloud cover. There was also a "prescribed burn" (near Warner Spgs) smoking up the south horizon above the marine layer. Nearing Humber Park again, under Lily Rock, I could hear the climbers yelling their belay commands to each other. Mosquitoes weren't too bad, but gnats were maddening as they hovered just in front of my eyes despite copious amount of repellent.