San Jacinto May 2017

We spent a night over the Memorial Day weekend backpacking along the Fuller Ridge Trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness.  Along the way, we visited the Black Mountain Fire Tower and also bagged Castle Rocks, an 8600-foot peak situated directly on Fuller Ridge.  We day-hiked along the Pacific Crest Trail, and enjoyed fine views in all directions.  All in all, it had been a relaxing weekend in the mountains.

Vicki on the Castle Rocks summit block

Click on the photo to read the complete Trip Report

 

Advertisements

Volcan Mountain May 2017

Vicki and I took a drive to Julian for a fun dayhike to the summit of Volcan Mountain, which lies within the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve.  Along the way there were plenty of excellent views, large old oak trees, and breezy grassy meadows.  It was a beautiful park and a fun climb.

Relaxing on a stone bench in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve

Click on the photo to read the complete Trip Report