Daley Ranch

Ponds Trail - Jack Creek Meadow Trail - Engelmann Oak Trail - Cougar Ridge Trail - Boulder Loop Trail.Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousDistance: 10.6 Miles Elevation Change: +1,886/-1746Critters seen: NoneNew/rare flora: The Engelmann Oak Daley ranchhttp://www.everytrail.com/swf/widget.swfScott Turner is the fastest blue dot you ever saw!http://www.everytrail.com/trip/widgetimpression?trip_id=1408931So, I'm a dork about trees. I'm not simply content to walk along …

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Iron Mountain

Difficulty: Moderately strenuousDistance: 9.5 milesElevation gain: 2000 feetCritters spotted: A very feisty Weimeraner The Iron Mountain Loop is a popular trail which sits just outside the Poway city limits, south of equally popular Mt. Woodson. Both mountains, as well as other adjacent peaks, are studded with massive granite boulders and covered with new growth chaparral. …

1000 Miles

My name is Scott, and I'm an avid hiker. In 2012, I have set the goal of hiking 1,000 miles. This blog is intended to track my progress towards achieving this goal. During the course of this blog, I'll also share tidbits that I find interesting, bits of news from my own life, bits of …

Palomar Mountain State Park

Boucher Hill - Cedar Trail - Doane Pond and Lower Doane Valley - Chimney Flat.Difficulty: EasyDistance: 5 Miles (approximate)Critters Spotted: 15 mule deerTo kick off 2012, Kelly and I headed up to Palomar Mountain State Park for the fledgling tradition of a New Year's Day hike. We arrived at Silvercrest Picnic area ¬†around 11:something in …