Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hiking Juaquapin Trail - Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

I've got a bit of a tradition of doing some sort of hike after Thanksgiving.  This year, I subverted that slightly by tackling the lengthy Mortero Palms and the Goat Canyon Trestle hike the week prior. However, Annika wasn't able to join me on that adventure, and has chomping at the bit to get out and do some hiking of her own, so we took a day during her school break to attempt to revisit one of my old favorites: Juaquapin Trail up to Dyer Springs.

Mortero Palms and the Goat Canyon Trestle Hike

In late October, members of the American Adventurist forum started organizing a long and strenuous pre-Thanksgiving hike up to Mortero Palm Canyon and to see the Goat Canyon Trestle.  Seeing the trestle has been on my long-term bucket list for great hikes around San Diego, so I simply had to join them.