For the last 4 weekends we've ventured back out in the back country to try our hand at exploring some more of the various hiking trails in San Diego.
Our first foray was to the top of Cowles Mountain, the tallest peak nearest the city. It was a tough hike up, but plenty of people were doing it with their dogs in tow, so I figured I could manage.
The weekend that followed we decided to check out a new space in Ramona, hiking to a pool of snowmelt known as The Devil's Punch Bowl. The hike was tough, and we headed out way too late in the day. However, our friend Darrin convinced Matt to take the top off of his Jeep for the first time in 7 years! That was worth the trip, in itself.
Last weekend we decided to hike up Mt. Woodsen, a famous rock-climbing site in Poway. The incline up is pretty steep (I felt it in my buns for days!), but at the top sits a cool feature, known as "Potato Chip Rock." This photo shows you how it got its namesake.