Hiking Cowles Mountain

My left foot has been giving me troubles (I wear orthotics) and I needed a test hike for my foot and boots. So on Father’s Day, June 15, Devin took me on Cowles Mountain, a prominent round desert peak northeast of San Diego, within a 10 minute drive.

The hike goes from an elevation of about 680 feet to the peak of 1,591 feet.

On Father’s Day morning, the trail was full of people of all ages. We only brought one bottle of water between the two of us, per Devin’s recommendation, and that wasn’t quite enough. Twice that amount would have been better on a hot Sunday morning.

My foot worked ok. Check!

Devin took some pictures, but hasn’t sent them to me yet, so I can’t post one.

Devin then took me to D.Z. Aiken for breakfast. If you ever need to get your fill at a classic Jewish diner, there isn’t a better one in town. Their lox and bagel is to die for, their lox and cream cheese omelet is a killer and you’ll be waddling out.

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