Last weekend was our second camping trip to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. It’s a great location. Just a few feet away from two of our favorite trails Cuyamaca Peak and Stonewall Peak. It’s also a good location to camp for trails in the Laguna area which are only a short drive away.
The first day we decided to hike Stonewall Peak in the late afternoon after setting up camp. Had a great hike and ran into our first rattlesnake. I’ve hiked in Cuyamaca and Laguna for years and this was the first time I’d seen a snake. Phil tried to get a picture but it rattled its tail and moved on.
The second day we headed over to the PCT and parked at Pioneer Mail. Walked a short hike over to Kwaaymii Point and then back south along the PCT to Garnet Peak. On our way back we saw another snake! Then at the car noticed a screw in my tire. Thankfully the tire held up for our trip back down the mountain.
No more hiking for a few weeks as Phil has a half marathon in August and we’ll be in serious training mode. Looking forward to the fall with cooler temperatures for hiking and camping. We might even try backpacking into our next campsite. Woo!