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South Fortuna Mountain TrailSan Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2020
azbackpackr
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 
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My old backpacking pal, Ray, and I had done this hike a few years back, in the Mission Trails hiking park in San Diego. It's his neighborhood trail, which he hikes weekly. I forgot to turn on my GPS, so I used the miles and elevation from his phone app. We didn't do the entire loop, but a slightly shorter loop. We did climb South Fortuna Mountain.

We had a nice time reminiscing. We've been friends since about 1971, since my very first backpacking trip. Although it was a Sunday, and there were a fair number of people around, it didn't seem really crowded. There are lots of trails to choose from in this area.

The weather was unseasonably warm, and pretty clear. We could see the Guadalupe Islands out to sea (in Mexico) plus peaks familiar to me since I have climbed them, including the table mesa near Rosarito Beach, in Mexico, plus Cuyamaca Peak, Lawson Peak, etc. I have never climbed El Cajon Mountain, the front end of which is known as "El Capitan." I guess it needs to go on my list.
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Cuyamaca Peak Fortuna Mountain
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