Scheduled Hikes for 2007

  Mount Laguna Campout and Hike
~ at Laguna (Meadows) Campground ~

October 19-21, 2007
Hike Group:  
San Diego Trail Tramps

Info. URLs: 
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association (trails and camping info.)
Laguna Campground, Cleveland National Forest

The Laguna Mountains are located about 65 miles I-8 East of San Diego and up the Sunrise Highway.
Time to check out the autumn colors at Mt. Laguna. There are a dozen trails available in the area. (We'll be doing part of the Big Laguna Trail, combined with part of the Pacific Crest Trail, to create a 6-7 mile loop, with both panoramic desert and forest/meadow views.)

If hikers leave from the Hillcrest carpool area about 9:15 am on Sunday morning, they'll arrive at the Mt. Laguna Lodge/Grocery Store and next door Visitor's Center (about 10 miles uphill from Interstate 8 at Pine Valley) about 10:30-10:45. You will need a "National Forest Adventure Pass" ($6) to park along the side of the road or in the day use areas of the local campgrounds. (They're sold at the Mt. Laguna Lodge, Visitor's Center, and most Big 5 Sporting Goods stores.)

After purchasing your "Adventure Pass", drive about 2.5 miles up the Sunrise Highway and turn left into the Laguna Campground, where we'll rendezvous at the south day use parking area, near the Ampitheater, by 11 am. (Some of us will be camping in Space 020 of the Meadow Loop, if you'd like to stop by before the hike. Click here for campground map.)

For those interested in coming up 1-2 days before the hike, overnite camping is available at the Laguna Campground
. We'll be in campsite 020 on the Meadow Loop. Please contact the Cyberhiker @ sbcglobal. net ASAP for campout details if interested in joining the campout. Space is limited to 8 people per site. Come join other rugged good lookin, outdoor-lovin men under the stars, around a toasty, cracklin campfire! ;^)

Hopefully the skies should be clear and dark for star gazing. With any luck, amateur astronomers may show up with their big telescopes for a "Star Party" in the campground, to share deep space objects/views with us. We may even take the opportunity to visit the Mt. Laguna Observatory on Saturday night, compliments of SDSU.

Also check out the Weather Report for the San Diego Mountains AND Hourly forcasts for Mt. Laguna.

For more detailed info. on the area, refer to "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" by J.Schad, 1998 Edition, Area M-8: Laguna Mountains. Also, check out our Maps of the area for more details.