Day 62 ~ Cowles Mountain Trail San Diego, CA

May 26th, 2016 ~ Day 62

Today I was able to complete the Cowles Mountain Trail in the Mission Trails Regional Park. I left the girls to sleep in at the hotel. I chose this trail because I was told it is a popular trail. That it was!

The sky was overcast, and rain was coming down as I was heading to the trail, but I didn’t feel a single drop while hiking. I did feel the humidity in the air though. Roughly a 1400 foot incline, made it feel like Squaw Peak. Piece of cake.

I intended to try and complete the 5 Peak Challenge today, but as I started down Pyles Peak, I realized I was alone. My anxiety overtook me, and I turned around once I saw what I thought could be mountain lion poo. All I could image is being alone and getting attached. Wouldn’t make for a good day.

I’ll be back to do this challenge before the end of my 365 days. Next time I’ll have someone with me so in not hiking alone. Only because I want to get the t-shirt. 😉

Day 61 ~ Mission Trails San Diego, CA

May 25th, 2016 ~ Day 61

Today I took my daughter and her friends to Mission Trails in San Diego. We did the easy hike, a short mile and a half on the visitor center loop. It was very beautiful. Much different scenery than Phoenix has to offer. There is a lot more green in California.

We were able to see a small waterfall at the San Diego River Crossing. We also saw a lizard and a snake.

After our hike we went to the visitor center. It was a nice museum of sorts that explained the history and the nature of the area. While there, I saw a sign for a challenge. In trying to figure out where I’m hiking tomorrow, I found it in this challenge.


It’s called the 5 Peak Challenge challenge. It’s the five tallest peaks in Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego. If time allows, I am going to do this. Who am I to ever pass up a challenge. ☺ I’m so excited!