Chollas Radio System Open Space

A couple blocks away from where I parked for Emerald Hills East, was the Chollas Radio System Open Space, so I decided to make the short drive over and explore it. This trailhead is located at the end of Zircon Street, and I found a spot in front of one of the homes. The trail headed west and down the slope, with no wooden stairs this time. Portions of this open space are fenced off to protect the habitat, and there are clear trail signs for to follow. I passed three ladies who were also out enjoying the trail. Soon, I came to the creek that runs along nearby Hwy. 94. Since we had some late-season rain, it had some water flowing. I crossed it without incident and reached the formal end of the trail. I again retraced my route and called it a day.

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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