Joint meetup with Take-A-Hike. Below is a copy and paste from their site. Feel free to make only one of the two hikes but let us know which one in the comments. Hope to see you there!
Tax Day Double training in reverse (5:30pm)&(7:30pm) @ Mt Woodson!!:)) We'll gather by the CDF sign about 5:30pm & start hiking @ 5:35pm!:) WHO? ALL level Happy Fools who love to hike;)
WHEN? Monday 4/15 @ 5:30-7:30pm &/or 7:30-9:30pm or so...
WHERE? Mt. Woodson/Woodson Mt.
*ALL level hikers welcome*
**Optional Double Double Day in Reverse**:
Round #1: let's gather around 5:30pm & start hiking @ 5:35!:)
Round #2: let's gather around 7:30pm & start hiking @ 7:35pm!!:))
sunset is around 7pm...
*Round #1: We'll climb up in reverse the beautiful Fry-K dirt trail, take a short break at potato chip rock, then hike down the asphalt trail back down.
**Round #2: We'll be climbing up the front asphalt trail, take a short break on/by potato chip rock, then hike down the beautiful Fry-K dirt trail
you will need a FLASHLIGHT... We may make it to the top for sunset:)
Please NO dogs.
View custom map of Mt Woodson, Ramona (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&source=embed&msa=0&msid=206159027449439754128.0004a1ff9539fc0e51302&ll=33.008466,-116.954935&spn=0.006298,0.00912&z=16).
*you may want to wear long pants/socks/shirt as there is some poison oak and ticks on F/K trail!!
He describes it in SDC AFoot & AField: "Giant boulder outcrops frame a coast-to-mountain view."
-I-15N exit Scripps/Poway Pkwy & go East
-go all the way to Hwy 67 & go North (left)
-go 4.8 miles to the US Fire Station sign on left
(*go 3.0 miles from junction of Poway Rd* & Hwy 67)
-from Highway 78 in Ramona
-turn West (right) on Highway 67
-go for 6.2 miles to the USFS sign on right
Looking forward to another evening training challenge!
Distance: about 5.0 miles
Total Elevation gain: 1400’+
Hiking Time: 2.0+ hours (roundtrip)
Optional Map: USGS San Pasqual
Difficulty: 3 stars out of 5 (moderate)
According to Jerry Schad in “Afoot & Afield in San Diego County”: Indians called it ‘Mountain of Moonlit Rocks’, an appropriate name for a landmark visible, even at night, over great distances. Early white settlers dubbed it ‘Cobbleback Peak’, a name utterly descriptive of its rugged, boulder-strewn slopes.
For the past 100 years, however, it has appeared on maps simply as ‘Woodson Mountain’, in honor of a Dr. Woodson who homesteaded some property nearby well over a century ago. The light-colored bedrock of Woodson Mountain...is a type geologists call 'Woodson Mtn. grandodiorite'; when exposed at the surface, it weathers into huge spherical or ellipsoidal boulders w/smooth surfaces.
WE WILL BE LEAVING @ 5:35 PM FROM THE USFS SIGN (NEAR TRAILHEAD)!
Please remember to bring: only your *POSITIVE ENERGY*(as energy is contagious:), NO DOGS, FLASHLIGHT/HEADLAMP, daypack, water, hiking/running shoes/boots, hat, gloves, trail snack, & wear layers of clothing, jacket, & any other essentials to make yourself comfortable...
See you all for another evening training! Don't forget to bring your smile & your positive energy!(as energy is contagious:)
Thank you & Happy hiking:)Shae
*the hike is ON rain or shine; I love hiking in the rain!(be prepared w/ raingear: poncho/jacket/etc.)