I had done this hike as part of the Coast to Crest Challenge in the past, but I did it again as part of the San Diego County Parks’ Tour Our Trail Challenge. This hike is all climbing to the overlook of the Olivenhain Reservoir and Lake Hodges beyond that.
I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea-kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest.