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San Ysidro Mountain Trail
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2010-12-31  
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San Ysidro Mountain TrailSan Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2010
Vaporman
Hiking7.00 Miles 4,400 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
4,400 ft AEG
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Last time I was here, I hiked this Panaramic Overlook trail but was curious how difficult a full ascent of San Ysidro Mt was. :-k I picked up that book "Afoot & Afield in San Diego County' and now here I am back armed with better hiking beta & maps and plenty of Gu. :sweat: The route is pretty much straight up that ridge from the Borrego Springs campground up to the eastern peak of the San Ysidro ridgeline. Loads of cactus & rocks to dodge while ascending a 45* slope but nothing too difficult. : rambo : The views were absolutely amazing the whole way up with the Borrego Valley below, Salton Sea in the distance, Borrego Canyon off to the side, and snowy San Jacinto & Santa Rosa Mt off to the north. One of the 'easiest' 4000ft climbs I've yet to do and I barely touched my water probably due to the cool temps & gently breeze. 8) Once on the very top, the wind picked up a bit and I had to throw on more layers on and there was actually a fair amount of snow & ice above 5000ft esp on the northside. Running back down the sandy/rocky ridge was much quicker and before I knew it I was back in town grabbing a burger at the local pub. Not a bad way to finish off another amazing year of hiking! :D
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