Heading east from San Diego on Route I-8
just above the Mexican border -
then north on Sunrise Highway
my daughter and I found Mt. Laguna.
(Elevation 5,738 ft)
The air was cool
and the views were breathtaking.
Our plan was to hike a specific trail.
But the problem:
We couldn't find said trail.
So after our failed search,
we just picked a random trail.
It seems that nothing on the trail map
matched anything in real life.
That trail map was useless.
|An agricultural burn with the Salton Sea immediately in the foreground.|
We ran into a local who was readying to do some mountain biking.
He was fascinating to talk to and
he explained much of what we saw.
But we never learned what the story was with these
cemetery markers found randomly along the trail.
We didn't risk going too far
for fear of getting lost.
Being from the east coast
where there are tree covered mountains,
it seems much less likely to get lost when you
have a clear view back to your starting point.