Palomar Mountain Climber's Log

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mlarkin2002 - Jan 28, 2009 12:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

Crappy road  Sucess!

Drove the crappy dirt road to the summit. 16 miles of about the worst road I've ever driven.


surgent - Aug 20, 2008 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Up Palomar Divide Road  Sucess!

The road from the north in Aguanga was closed as was the road from Oak Grove, so we drove up the Palomar Divide Road. It went well. Drive up took about an hour, then a hike of about 45 minutes, then a slow drive down. All in all, not too bad. But I got lucky: the next day my timing belt in my truck went out! I shudder to think the tow cost if it had blown while up on this narrow road.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 11, 2008 2:36 pm

Fun Hike  Sucess!

I have done this hike many times over the years. But I have kept it legal, not too interested in getting in trouble for hiking up a couple hundred more feet to the highpoint. Go in the fall, it is amazing!

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Mar 20, 2008 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

Highpoint Route  Sucess!

A long drive... A little cool on top with a stiff breeze.


theronmoon - Mar 20, 2008 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2008

Getting paid!  Sucess!

I love getting paid to hike and collect flowers. Finally made it to this very cool summit, much nicer then I had imagined. Then drove over to the Lagunas and hiked Monument for more flowers. Great long day.


NavySeabee - Mar 10, 2008 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2008

Palomar Divide Road  Sucess!

Glad I was driving a rental!! Long, tedious, rough road for a Ford Focus, but still made it without any noticable body damage. Weather was perfect! Had to go to High Point to truly "summit" Palomar Mtn. Did Boucher Hill also. Did I mention A LOT of driving?!


jmc - Dec 22, 2007 8:49 am

easy but beautiful

San Diego is not know for forests but the best it has are here.


chudder - Apr 10, 2007 8:23 pm

stroll about->bushwhack  Sucess!

Ran around all over Palomar in middle and high school. Climbed on towers, toured observatory, got poison oak. Haven't been up there since the early 90s.


mnatureson - Jan 23, 2007 4:31 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Oak Grove Trail  Sucess!

Most of the hike is on a fire road. The last mile is through cool meadows which is a pleasant change from the typical chapparal of lower San Diego peaks.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Nov 28, 2006 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1993

Covert Ops In 1993  Sucess!

Hiked from the county road below, near Hwy 76, which is now Palamar Springs Co. land. More illegal hiking, eh Bob?

Ryan Burd

Ryan Burd - Nov 14, 2006 6:20 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2005

My first HPS peak  Sucess!

With my parentally negligent Dad. Way fun.


Deb - Nov 14, 2006 12:37 am Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2006

Fun Drive!  Sucess!

Love that road up and enjoyed snooping around the observatory - interesting stuff.


tarol - Nov 13, 2006 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

2nd time  Sucess!

Went up to Palomar one other time when I was young (12 years old or so?)

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