Cuyamaca Peak Climber's Log

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mdougherty

mdougherty - Dec 1, 2008 3:19 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Post-Thanksgiving hike  Sucess!

Part of two days of hiking with an HPS group on Thanksgiving weekend. Nice view to the west on this day.

surgent

surgent - Oct 8, 2008 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Long on the "to-do" list  Sucess!

Been meaning to come here for years. Big fire kept us away for awhile until the land healed a bit. Nice easy hike, nice views despite oncoming storm front. Stonewall across the way looks a lot more interesting, so we'll be back.

lidijagrazulis

lidijagrazulis - Jun 22, 2008 12:13 pm

Before the fire  Sucess!

Hiked up to the summit several times, before the devastating Cedar Fire. Nice to see the photos of the forest recovering.

Fins129

Fins129 - Apr 10, 2008 2:59 am

Close to SD  Sucess!

Been up a number of times. The best way is to take the north trail to the top.

Bombchaser

Bombchaser - Mar 3, 2008 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

Southeastly Approach  Sucess!

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.

GroundControl

GroundControl - Feb 9, 2008 2:17 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2008

Via Fire Road  Sucess!

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.

HeyItsBen

HeyItsBen - Jan 22, 2008 2:56 am Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2008

Fire Road  Sucess!

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.

jmc

jmc - Dec 21, 2007 8:57 pm

10th b-day

took my daughter up for her 10th birthday

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Nov 30, 2007 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2005

Christmas Eve Walk  Sucess!

Nice easy walk up the fire road. Development on the top is a bit disheartening, but the views make you forget about it.

Bill562

Bill562 - Nov 18, 2007 2:01 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2007

Road  Sucess!

Cycled up the road - does this count? :-)

lasvegaswraith

lasvegaswraith - Aug 25, 2007 1:58 am

No lions  Sucess!

Made many trips up the fire road. Haven't ever seen any mtn. lions, but have seen the paw prints...

BCL

BCL - Jul 9, 2007 9:58 am

Pre-Fire  Sucess!

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.

chudder

chudder - Apr 8, 2007 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2007

Route Climbed: Lookout Road  Sucess!

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' +/-

weeds19

weeds19 - Feb 20, 2007 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

Morning exercise  Sucess!

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!

mnatureson

mnatureson - Jan 23, 2007 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2006

I Could Do Without The Buildings and Antennas At The Top  Sucess!

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.

Jerry S

Jerry S - Oct 21, 2006 4:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2006

Route: Fire Road  Sucess!

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.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 28, 2006 10:11 pm

Nice asphalt :-)  Sucess!

Nice walk-up, interesting to see the trees recovering from the fire.

erock

erock - Dec 14, 2005 2:11 am

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

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.

caerbannog - Oct 30, 2005 11:31 pm

Route 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.

tdoughty

tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 12:50 pm

Route Climbed: several Date Climbed: several  Sucess!

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.

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