Mountains around San Diego

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Mountains around San Diego

by cp0915 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:37 pm

A buddy offered me use of his Coronado condo for a few days next week while he's out of town. Don't know much about the mountains in that area. Any recommendations for fun scrambles, hikes or the like?

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by Deb » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:25 pm

Head northeast to the San Jacinto range; of course you'd better have snow shoes for the next week. Even Cuyamaca and Stonewall would require snow shoes. Hell, Agua Tibia has snow on it today! :shock:

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by cp0915 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:42 pm

Thanks Pete and Deb. That south arete on El Cajon looks interesting.

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by HeyItsBen » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:35 pm

cp0915 wrote:That south arete on El Cajon looks interesting.


It is. Fun that is. :D

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by surgent » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:46 pm

Hot Springs Peak is now open but you need to time your visit with the Los Coyotes Indian Band's "open" hours.

Can't say enough great things about Anza Borrego. Whale Peak is a wonderful hike and probably has some good snow on it now.

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by cp0915 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:48 pm

benjamingray wrote:
cp0915 wrote:That south arete on El Cajon looks interesting.


It is. Fun that is. :D


Something tells me I'll be making a visit this weekend.

Thanks for your input, Scott. Seems there's plenty for me to do.

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by Day Hiker » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:58 am

Don't forget about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black%27s_Beach.

It's not a mountain, but it does have 300 feet of gain (on the way back up). It's great for spending a few hours in the evening, if nothing else.

It's not crowded, and as far as beaches go, it's quite scenic, and I don't just mean the nudity.

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Re: Mountains around San Diego

by desertdesigns » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:10 pm

ooooohhhhh indianhead.

GREAT summit. walk up borrego palm canyon a mile and a 1/2 or so, then straight up the ridge 1500 ft. or so to the ROCK..... literally hanging in the air above the town of borrego springs.

gives me chills just thinking about it.

this is from last season but indianhead deserves some more mention.


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