Juniper Canyon

When I reached my car after hiking Switzer Canyon, it was about 11:30, and Grand Ole BBQ didn’t open until noon. I decided to explore Juniper Canyon which was just a few minutes away. The trail headed south, past some lovely wildflowers and along the dry creek bed. Signs pointed out the distance to the various other trailheads. I opted to continue onto the furthest trailhead. Once I reached it, followed another fork of the canyon back to the northeast. The trail was mostly river rock and eventually came to an end at a fence. I retraced my route back to the car, then made the short drive for some well-earned BBQ.

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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