Last year was a blast, and many people have asked me if we were doing this again………of course we are.
The plan is to meet in the dirt parking on the corner of Bushy Hill Dr. and Junipero Serra Trail Road. From there, hit the pavement, head east down Mission Gorge Rd to Mesa Rd and start the first climb up Big Rock Trail towards Cowles Mtn(Peak #1 - 1,591).
Then, we head over to Pyle's Peak(Peak #2 - 1,379), then down to the Mission Trails visitor's center (Mountain Goat down to Mission Gorge) towards the Visitor's Center.
Then up to Kwaay Paay(Peak #3 - 1,194) via Climbers Loop, then back down to the old dam. We can refill our packs or bottles here.
We then head up Oak Canyon Trail up the saddle and up to North Fortuna(Peak #4 -1,291),
Down the North side, then head east towards "Stairway To Heaven" to South Fortuna(Peak #5 - 1,094), Then back down the saddle, across Grasslands Loop towards the dam to the finish........ Wheeeew.
Bring plenty of water(Refill available at the Dam), bring plenty of gu's. Bring a spirit of adventure, especially when we are climbing over rocks and boulders trying to get to Kwaay Paay. The entire route is 18 miles or so with around 6700 elevation gain.
Below is the course from 2012.
Group pictures will be taken at each peak. Here are the ones from last year.
Let's finish 2013 with an amazing Dirt Devil adventure.