Lone_Star's Logbook

Stats

Total Log Entries: 931 (Rank: 1st)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 5,526.27 Miles (Rank: 1st)
Average Distance: 5.94 Miles

Average Rating: 1star (1.49)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.04)
Average Solitude: 1star (1.36)

Earliest Log Entry: 12/28/1995
Latest Log Entry: 9/19/2019

Average ratings are based on the published values and not the values entered in your own log entries.

Photos

Park Sign

This is one of the park signs. [Willow Waterhole Greenway Park]

Log Entries

South and North Fortuna Peaks
South Fortuna Summit - 9/19/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 6.90 Miles Duration: 7 hours, 28 minutes

To continue our elevation training, my wife and I did both the South and North Fortuna Peaks as part of our 5 Peak Challenge.  These were peaks #2 and #3 for us (peak #1 was Kwaay Paay Peak last week).  We first ascended South Fortuna Peak, which is not that tall, but it was fairly steep and challenging near the top.  It was pretty much a class 4 climb and using trekking poles was very helpful.  Once we got to the top of South Fortuna, we walked across the saddle and up to the top of the taller North Fortuna Peak since it was fairly closeby.  Coming down from North Fortuna was also steep and challenging.  Once again, trekking poles were invaluable.  The entire area is exposed so take a lot of water and watch out for snakes.  The Mission Trails Regional Park is a "tangled mess" of trails running everywhere, but overall the signage is very good and there is a good printed map available at the trailheads.

Part of our South Fortuna Peak hike
North Fortuna Mountain Summit - 9/19/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 0.10 Mile Duration: N/A

We climbed North Fortuna Peak as part of our hike to the top of South Fortuna Peak.  You can read the entire log of our hike here.

Kwaay Paay Peak
Kwaay Paay Peak Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 4.08 Miles Duration: 4 hours, 59 minutes

My wife and I decided to start the "5 Peak Challenge" which involves summiting 5 peaks in the Mission Trails Regional Park.  This was the first peak we did.  It was short, but fairly steep (rises 900 ft in a mile).  The trail is fairly well maintained, but using trekking poles is helpful in certain spots.  The view from the top is very nice, especially on a clear day.

Old Mission Dam and Plume
Old Mission Dam Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 1star
Distance: 0.10 Mile Duration: N/A

The Old Mission Dam is a national historic site on the San Diego River.  Very nice spot to watch birds or relax.

Oak Canyon Trail
Oak Canyon Trail - 9/11/2019  [View Log Page]
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 0.25 Mile Duration: N/A

My wife and I walked a short portion of the Oak Canyon Trail so we could get to the other side of the Old Mission Dam.