Lone_Star's Logbook

Stats

Total Log Entries: 929 (Rank: 1st)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 5,519.27 Miles (Rank: 1st)
Average Distance: 5.94 Miles

Average Rating: 1star (1.48)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.04)
Average Solitude: 1star (1.35)

Earliest Log Entry: 12/28/1995
Latest Log Entry: 9/11/2019

Average ratings are based on the published values and not the values entered in your own log entries.

Photos

Another View Of The Trail

The trail leads you to this wash and back into the canyon. [Big Bend - Burro Mesa Pouroff]

Log Entries

Kwaay Paay Peak
Kwaay Paay Peak Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 4.08 Miles Duration: 4 hours, 59 minutes

My wife and I decided to start the "5 Peak Challenge" which involves summiting 5 peaks in the Mission Trails Regional Park.  This was the first peak we did.  It was short, but fairly steep (rises 900 ft in a mile).  The trail is fairly well maintained, but using trekking poles is helpful in certain spots.  The view from the top is very nice, especially on a clear day.

Old Mission Dam and Plume
Old Mission Dam Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 1star
Distance: 0.10 Mile Duration: N/A

The Old Mission Dam is a national historic site on the San Diego River.  Very nice spot to watch birds or relax.

Oak Canyon Trail
Oak Canyon Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 0.25 Mile Duration: N/A

My wife and I walked a short portion of the Oak Canyon Trail so we could get to the other side of the Old Mission Dam.

Grasslands Loop Trail
Grasslands Loop Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: halfstar Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A

My wife walked the southern segment of the Grasslands Loop trail.  There is a nice overlook of the Old Mission Dam branching off the trail (recommended because it provides a nice view of the dam).

Awesome Climb
Rock House Trail - 9/5/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 1point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 6.08 Miles Duration: 5 hours, 3 minutes

I introduced my wife to some elevation change hiking to help her build some strength and endurance.  It was also a good chance for her to get used to using trekking poles.  The trail was tough, but the views from the top were very nice.  We got started late (>2pm) so we were unable to finish our loop because the sun was setting, but we were tired and wee satisfied because we got a good workout in.  There are numerous formal and informal multi-use trails running all over the place as well as dirt utility roads, so plot your course and take a good map.  Also, expect to go through a lot of water, so be prepared.