Noble Canyon Hike - MEET AT PENNY PINES TRAILHEAD ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY

***BRING ENOUGH WATER***

Meet us at the Penny Pines Trailhead on Sunrise Highway (Google Maps address - 12030 Sunrise Highway, Pine Valley) at 9am.  Since it's a point-to-point, some of us will shuttle everyone else to the starting point on Fire Department Road in Julian.  After we're done, we'll drive everyone who parked at the top on Sunrise Highway back to the start.  Problems?  Call (or text if bad reception) Mike: [masked]-6453.

***BRING ENOUGH WATER***

Like trails? Like hiking - or even running? Join us on Black Friday for an epic journey up the Noble Canyon Trail. There will mostly be hikers, but some of us may run it - don't worry, there will be peope going your speed who know where we're going!  We'll start in Pine Valley at the Noble Canyon Trailhead, go up to where this excellent trail crosses Sunrise Highway at Penny Pines, and if we want, put in an extra bit to go out to the desert overlook before returning to the road. Total mileage with the overlook is about 13 miles, most of it uphill. I waited until late in the year so the temps are a little more pleasant out there.

Do note - some of us will run (some of) this, but the point is for this to be fun.  So, anyone attempting to turn this into a trail half-marathon with 7 minute splits will be fed to the mountain lions!

Since this is an A-to-B hike, it will require a car shuttle, but we'll work all that out when we know who's coming as the date gets closer.

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  • Tom M

    A challenging hike, in a great mountain location. Thanks Mike!

    November 23, 2012

  • Tom M

    Carpool location. National University. 4007 Camino Del Rio S, 92108. Near I-15 and I-8. We can meet at 7:45, leave 7:55 am. Cell:[masked]

    November 22, 2012

    • NancY

      Sounds good. See you there!

      November 22, 2012

    • Anna

      FYI It looks like it's now Point Loma Nazarene University (Mission Valley campus). How inappropriate ;)

      November 22, 2012

  • Wally

    Anyone interested in carpooling from North County?

    November 22, 2012

    • NancY

      I'm coming from Mira Mesa.

      November 22, 2012

  • Michael C.

    Hey, as you may have noticed I changed the meeting place. We're meeting at Penny Pines Trailhead at 9am. On Google Maps, that's 12030 Sunrise Highway, Pine Valley, CA. The *START* remains the same, which is Fire Dept Road, Pine Valley. The difference is because it's a point-to-point and we have to leave some cars at the end, to drive everyone back to the beginning. So we'll see everyone at 9am at Penny Pines Trailhead, 12030 Sunrise Highway, Pine Valley, CA.

    Also Wally, I'll be heading out from UTC around 8am, dont' know if that makes a difference for you.

    November 22, 2012

  • Kate D.

    Hi Michael - what's the elevation gain on this one? 13 miles is a big hike even without vertical challenge. Thanks!

    September 20, 2012

    • Michael C.

      Sorry for the delayed reply - gain is about 2,300'. It's actually pretty manageable bcause a) it's spread out over 10.5 miles, meaning just over 4% grade and b) it's not even as bad as that, since we'll get over a lot of it in little climbs that don't last long. A lot of it is fairly level. -Mike

      October 17, 2012

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