Poway Crag's Ramona Wall and Miller Time Wall have a closure in effect from Dec 15th through August 31st annually dur to nesting raptors
Glen Cliff has a closure in effect from Dec 15th through August, or if/when it is determined that nesting is not occurring
Mt Gower also has a closure in effect from Dec 15th through August, or if/when it is determined that nesting is not occurring
In recent years, Gower has been home to seasonally nesting raptors. To avoid human disturbance of nesting activities, advisories may be in effect from around December through August. Check the ACSD and CNF websites for details.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Small rocky peak located across the 79 from Cuyamaca Peak. There is a maintained trail to the top which is popular with local campers. The peak lies within Rancho Cuyamaca State Park. No new fixed gear is allowed. There is however some old fixed gear which should be replaced.
Pick up the San Diego climbing guidebook by Dave Kennedy and Chris Hubbard for more detailed information.
Take the 8 to highway 79. Park on the left side of the road in Paso Picacho campground for a small fee. Cross the road and head up the hiker's trail.
From early spring to late summer this area grows dense with chaparral brush and lovely, potent smelling flowers. April - June insects swarm collecting pollen from new blooms. Reptiles are seen on trails more. July - Sept the climate is very hot, sunny, dry, dusty. October - February turkey vultures and large hawks flock and the climate becomes much cooler and cloudy.
This 1.8 mile peak is good for beginners or for those who like to just hike through arid brush.
Although I regret I can't commit to the Nov. date to go to Stonewall, I will be going there this month as we're camping at Oakzanita campground for the last 3 weeks of Oct. So many great memories there before the fire, walks through the forest on both trails, so many birds and animals and wonderfull varied climbing. Climbing in the heat, snow, hail and ice, Santa Ana winds-truely a very special place here in wonderfull Southern Calif. I will once again get with the rangers to get permission to replace the older bolts but not until I've completed my work at Descanso's Wildwood Glenn area. Then back to Lawson Peak to do likewise. I also have a topo of Lawson Peak area that I'll post tomorrow. Have fun and listen to the wind in your hair.