Stonewall Peak

Peak Name: Stonewall Peak
Distance: 3.8 miles
Date: July 5, 2019
Summit: 5,730 feet

Since I had the day off, I thought I would head out to the Cuyamaca State Park and try to summit two peaks, the first peak of the day was Stonewall Peak. I parked in the day-use lot, after paying my $10 fee and headed across the 79 and began working my way up. 

I started with Stonewall first since I knew I would have some shade for a nice portion of the ascent. The trail worked its way back and forward toward the summit. This is a popular peak, so I also wanted to try to avoid the crowds as well.

The summit’s final section came into view, reminding me of Moro Rock in Sequoia. I had the granite summit to myself for a bit and soaked in the sweeping views. I picked out the various peaks that I have summited.

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Soon I was joined by three other hikers. We chatted a bit and then left them to enjoy the summit by themselves.

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Cuyamaca, Middle and North Peaks
Cuyamaca, Middle and North Peaks
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Looking out to the east

As I quickly descended, I encountered more and more hikers making their way to the summit.

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Stonewall Peak

Back at the car I had a quick snack and got ready to hike up Middle Peak. This was was the 46th peak on my 100 Peak Challenge!

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