Oakzanita Peak

29 October 2022
Oakzanita Peak Trail to East Mesa Fire Road
(7 miles, +1,200/-1,200 feet).

I’m back! I finally finished my financial research project, and it has been easier to focus on getting back outside. I’m ready!

Half Cookie and I set our sights on Oakzanita Peak, a minor peak in Cuyamaca State Park. I wasn’t expecting much, but it was really nice! The first part of the hike we climbed up to the peak.

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Good morning!
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Broom Snakeweed
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Oakzanita Peak
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California Fuchsia
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What a great day!
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Heading back down

After the peak, we doubled back to a trail connecting to the East Mesa Fire Road that took us through some lovely meadows and then a pine forest.

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Wright’s buckwheat
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Ponderosa pine
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Through the woods
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Velvety goldenrod
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California aster
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Sapphire Woolystar

We eventually linked up with the East Mesa Fire Road for a gentle descent back to the trail and then the car. We didn’t bring lunch, so we headed to an international market for flatbread and babaganoosh!

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Tailgate lunch at Balboa Market

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