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. …

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Hiking Goals for 2012

The following is a list of hikes that I intend to tackle this year. I'll be updating this periodically as I complete each hike, as well as adding a few once I get a better idea of where else I may be going this year.Just for fun, I am linking to the spreadsheet that charts …

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 …