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Arroyo Seco Trail Camp - A short backpacking trip in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Arroyo Seco Trail Camp – A short backpacking trip in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Pano of Arroyo Campsite #3

Pano of Arroyo Campsite #3

Arroyo Seco Trail Camp
3 Miles Round Trip
Picnic Tables
No Fires

While scouting out for a short backpacking trip, Arroyo Seco came to mind. I’ve been keeping my eye on it, since Sophia was too young for backpacking when we left San Diego, but she is a seasoned backpacker now. However, the information online was pretty confusing as to how to reserve it.

At the time of this…

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Lego highway

Lego highway

Everything is awesome. (at Lego Movie Experience)

Everything is awesome. (at Lego Movie Experience)

Made it to 2000. Thanks for following, everyone.

Made it to 2000. Thanks for following, everyone.

To my Việt friends, does this make you hungry? Shot taken in Viet Nam ~2004.

To my Việt friends, does this make you hungry? Shot taken in Viet Nam ~2004.

Research.

Research.

Myself, after a gig, mid-90’s. #tbt

Myself, after a gig, mid-90’s. #tbt

Mommy/daughter time on the trail.

Mommy/daughter time on the trail.

Volcan Mountain - SD Peak #68 - Golden hills with a great view

Volcan Mountain – SD Peak #68 – Golden hills with a great view

Almost to the top of Volcan Mountain

Almost to the top of Volcan Mountain

We headed out to Volcan Mountain a day after my hike with Sophia to Barnett Ranch Preserve. The PD and I decided to get some trail time in as training for our upcoming backpacking trips. I also had just moved back home to San Diego, so it was nice to hike with him again.

It was bound to be a warm day, so we loaded our hydration bladders with ice and headed…

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My San Diego mountains (at Top Of Black Mountain)

My San Diego mountains (at Top Of Black Mountain)

On our way up, with ice in our packs. (at Black Mountain)

On our way up, with ice in our packs. (at Black Mountain)

Cabin by a lake, near Bishop Lake, Eastern Sierra, from last week.

Cabin by a lake, near Bishop Lake, Eastern Sierra, from last week.

Working hard today.

Working hard today.

Me, feeling fine after dipping my feet into the river.

Me, feeling fine after dipping my feet into the river.

Excellent shot of @jeffhester @thesocalhiker after taking a refreshing dip in the Kings River (photo by the PD)

Excellent shot of @jeffhester @thesocalhiker after taking a refreshing dip in the Kings River (photo by the PD)