Lone_Star's Logbook


Total Log Entries: 941 (Rank: 1st)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 5,593.84 Miles (Rank: 1st)
Average Distance: 5.94 Miles

Average Rating: 1star (1.49)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.06)
Average Solitude: 1star (1.37)

Earliest Log Entry: 12/28/1995
Latest Log Entry: 12/6/2021

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


Entrance Sign

This is the sign at the entrance of the park. [Stephen F. Austin State Historical Park]

Log Entries

Up & Over - Pinnacles Trail
Up And Over - 12/6/2021  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 3.18 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes

My wife and I recently moved to Creede, CO. We've decided to start exploring and mapping out the trails in the area.  The "Up & Over" trail starts off 7th St & La Garita (near the Downstream Mercantile Gas Station) and takes you up to a rocky formation known as The Pinnacles.  You can continue over the top and descend down through a forested area.  At the end, we decided to road walk back instead of turning around doing the hike in reverse.  This hike affords nice over views of the town and nearby mines.

Mission Bay & Fiesta Island
Mission Bay Park - 10/30/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 14.01 Miles Duration: 6 hours, 37 minutes

My wife and I did an extended walk along Mission Bay to build our endurance, including Fiesta Island, out to Sea World and back.  Mission Bay is one of San Diego's premiere recreation spots, both on land and water.  This is a great place to walk, jog, bike or skate.  Dogs, however, are not allowed during daylight hours.  In the water, you can boat, jetski, water ski or swim.

Part of our Mission Balk walk
Fiesta Island Park - 10/30/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 1point5stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 0.10 Mile Duration: N/A

My wife and I hiked Fiesta Island as a part of a longer walk along Mission Bay.  You have to walk along the shoulder and the road is narrow, so you have to stay alert.  You can read the details of our entire walk here.

Horseshoe Peak Loop
Horseshoe Peak Trail - 10/22/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 9.42 Miles Duration: 7 hours, 57 minutes

My wife and I hiked up and over Horseshoe Peak in an effort to do some elevation training.  The trail was steep and slippery in several areas, especially coming down the hill just noth of Skydive San Diego.  We had the entire trail to ourselves, not seeing anyone else except a Border Patrol jeep.  Due to our slow pace and the short days, we had to walk the last 3 miles along Otay Lakes Road in the dark with my headlamp.

Otay River Valley
Otay River Valley Trail - 10/17/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 12.85 Miles Duration: 6 hours, 48 minutes

My wife and I decided to thru-hike the Otay River Valley, starting at Otay Lakes County Park all the way to the Palm Ave Trolley Station near I-5.  The hardest part of the hike was trying to figure out how to get started.  We ran into a lot of fenced in "No Trespassing" areas, but we talked to some Park employees and they authorized us to go into those areas since we were hiking.  We also learned that the Otay River Valley is currently being developed and will be open to the public in another year or so.  In that light, my wife and I felt lucky to be one of the first to go through.

The hike was only difficult because of the distance involved.  There are a number of informal trails on both sides of the river with many places to go from one side to the other.  Sadly, there are a number of homeless people living in tents and trees all along the river.