Lusardi Creek Loop

I decided to hike the Lusardi Creek Loop after work. The Black Mountain Sports Complex was quiet since it was the day before Thanksgiving and found a parking spot in the shade by the trailhead.

I made my way down the utility road until I reached the turn-off to the Lusardi Loop Trail. I passed a nice bench, perfect to take a nice breather, and just admire the views. The trail reconnected with the utility road, which I took as far as under the bridge. The creek was flowing, mostly from urban run-off.

I retraced my route, this time taking the other branch of the loop upon my return. Soon the sports complex came back into view. This was a great little hike with just enough to get your heart pumping.

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, Central Coast, 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. 

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