Day 5 of Stay-Cation '15:
In the mood for a bit more of a workout, we set out this morning to hike up to one of the smaller mountains in this area of San Diego: Twin Peaks.
IMG_1565 by jeanniesisters, on Flickr
From the trailhead at Silverset Park off Twin Peaks Road, you head up a fire road (AKA "truck trail", only usable by 4WD ranger vehicles and construction vehicles) until a smaller trail veers off to the left. Then you are on a nice piece of trail. Turn back and look to see how far you've come in a short distance, you understand why you might be feeling it in your legs.
IMG_1566(1) by jeanniesisters, on Flickr
This was our goal:
IMG_1572 by jeanniesisters, on Flickr
Alas, we climbed and climbed, going over trail that was far more primitive than any we've been on in a long time. There were also no people on this trail. It was only us, the birds, the flies, and a number of bees.
IMG_1588 by jeanniesisters, on Flickr
The view was wonderful from this far up. You could see Rancho Bernardo, most of Poway, a bit of Carmel Mountain Ranch, and a lot of Poway.
This is a view of the type of trail we were hiking on:
IMG_1594 by jeanniesisters, on Flickr
Coming down, we turned back as we got on a better section of trail, and picked out where we had gone:
IMG_1597 by jeanniesisters, on Flickr
And here we are, almost back to Silverset Park, 2.18 miles later.