Ascent of Cuyamaca Peak on 2008-03-24
|Others in Party:||Alone|
|Date:||Monday, March 24, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6512 ft / 1984 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter working all night, I just HAD to get outside! Drove 50 minutes to the trailhead at the Paso Picacho Campground off Hwy 79. 2.6-mile trek up the fire road (surprisingly steep) 1700-foot elevation gain. A very good workout. The main summit marker has been removed, presumably vandalized. I got pictures of a couple of secondary markers. I could see downtown SD from the summit. Just as I was about to head down, a guy on a mountain bike arrived at the summit. 20 minutes later he went speeding past me. Looked like fun! 2nd highest mountain peak in SD County.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1642 ft / 500 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Cuyamaca Peak Fire Road|
| Trailhead:||Paso Picacho Campground 4870 ft / 1484 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 4 Minutes|
| Time Down:||55 Minutes|
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