WILDERNESS STANDARD (KEY EXCHANGE) HIKE

 
March 30, 2022
Oakzanita Peak to Pioneer Mail/
Pioneer Mail to Oakzanita Peak 
Start time: 8:30AM
 
Today’s hike is 11.5 miles with 2600’ gain/1300’ loss — or vice-versa — depending on which direction you choose to hike. Alan will lead from Oakzanita Peak trailhead in Cuyamaca to Pioneer Mail in Mt. Laguna (mostly uphill), while Mike L will lead from Pioneer Mail to Oakzanita Peak trailhead (mostly downhill, but includes going over Champagne Pass).  When the two groups meet, drivers will exchange keys so that everyone has a ride back to the morning meeting point. Pack snack, lunch & water. Good footwear is essential; hiking poles helpful. Forecast for Wednesday is sunny with highs near 60.  Contact Alan (336-209-0060 or [email protected]) or Mike (858-922-0738 or [email protected]) with questions. 
 
Directions:  We will meet at 8:30AM in the Park & Ride lot at the Hwy. 79 exit off I-8 (exit 45). After exiting, turn left and drive approximately 100 yards to the fenced P&R lot on the left side of the road. Here we will divide into two groups, one headed to Pioneer Mail, the other to Oakzanita Peak trailhead, and it is here everyone will return at the end of the hike. Adventure Pass or equivalent required for parking at Pioneer Mail. No toilet facilities available at the meeting point or Oakzanita Peak trailhead; pit toilets available at Pioneer Mail.