Monthly Archives: January 2021

It’s a Snow Day!

OakzanitaMiles: 5.8Elevation Gain: 1103ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #19Afoot & Afield Trip #166 For my #100PeaksChallenge, I have the peaks sorted roughly into four categories: Desert hikes, non-desert hikes that must be done in cool weather, non-desert hikes that can be … Continue reading

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Mexican Hat Prance

Saturday, January 30, 2021 Sombrero Peak100 Peaks Challenge #17Afoot & Afield Trip #264 False Sombrero Peak100 Peaks Challenge #18 Totals for the full hike:Miles: 5.2Elevation Gain: 1988ftGaia Track (it’s not perfect – follow at your own risk!) We are on … Continue reading

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Beautiful, but Dumb.

Mount WoodsonMiles: 3.72Elevation Gain: 1165ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge #16 (provisional)San Diego Six-Pack of Peaks #1 (provisional) Climbing Mount Woodson this morning was like that fling you had in your early 20s. He was beautiful, but he was dumb. You have … Continue reading

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Wait, where am I?

Denk MountainMiles: 4.28Elevation Gain: 552ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 Peak #14 Double PeakMiles: 1.21Elevation Gain: 263ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 Peak #15(This is in Afoot & Afield – #36 – but we took a shorter route.) Today was another day … Continue reading

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A Fab Four Day

Piedras GrandeMiles: 3.42Elevation Gain: 761ftGaia track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 Peak #10 Indian HillMiles: 2.2Elevation Gain: 327ftGaia track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 Peak #11 Mine PeakMiles: 1.23Elevation Gain: 475ftGaia track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 Peak #12Afoot & Afield #275 Red HillMiles: 3.19Elevation Gain: … Continue reading

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North Van DAM DAM DAM

North Van Dam PeakMiles: 1.46Elevation: 369ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 Peak #9 Today was calendar Tetris day! Every six months I visit my oncologist (ahem). Since Covid, I’ve been mostly going to the clinic in Rancho Bernardo – it’s either … Continue reading

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Weekdays at the Casinos

Viejas MountainMiles: 2.9Elevation Gain: 1402ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 peak #8Afoot & Afield #109 Last week’s weekday hike was Sycuan Peak. This week’s was Viejas Mountain. Seems I have a thing for casino hikes – if only they ended with … Continue reading

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I have the BEST hiking buddies ever!

Grapevine Mountain & Bitter CreekMiles: 6.6Elevation Gain: 2,081 ft Gaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 peak #5Afoot & Afield #235 Sentenac MountainMiles: 2.2Elevation Gain: 804 ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 peak #6 Eagle PeakMiles: 4.85 (including bushwhack)Elevation Gain: 1,007 ftGaia Track … Continue reading

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Lunch Break at Sycuan Peak

Miles: 2.1Elevation Gain: 764ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 peak #4Afoot & Afield #113 There are several hikes on the 100 Peaks list that are low-hanging fruit, that I can do on weekdays throughout the year. Hikes that are not too … Continue reading

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Guatay Mountain

Miles: 5.8Elevation Gain: 1394ftGaia Track100 Peaks Challenge 2021 peak #3 Yesterday was a long day, but today is still a weekend, and I wanted to get in a decent hike that I was comfortable doing solo but not one that … Continue reading

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