Peak Name: Garnet Peak
Distance: 2.4 miles
Date: June 3, 2017
Summit: 5,909 feet
My second summit of the day (Monument Peak was first). Just up the road from the Monument Peak Trailhead is the trailhead to Garnet Peak. If you are looking for a longer hiking day, you could hike between them.
The trailhead is denoted by a metal pole, then heads off across a lovely forest meadow. After a bit, you will intersect with the PCT. It is here that the climb will begin in earnest.
The trail works its way up the east then north side of the peak, all they while your lungs remind you that you are not a sea-level.
Once at the summit, you are rewarded with a sweeping view of Anza-Borrego.
On the way back I saw some 20 hikers making their way northward on the PCT for a day hike. We chatted for a bit and then went our separate ways.