Saturday, March 30, 2013

Top of San Diego - Part One

Cowles Mountain is the highest point within the city limits of San Diego, California and the first place Dachshund Daddy visited after he landed. Here's the view from the top due southwest, with Lake Murray in the foreground and the mist-covered bay in the distance.

Ben, who frequently hikes up Cowles Mountain with his parents, loves the view from the summit, located 1593 feet or 486 meters above sea level.

The hike can be very hot unless you go first thing in the morning. Nick likes to bring plenty of water and carries it in his wotten waven yellow doggie pack.

There's a doggie bowl with water right at the top just in case someone needs an extra sip. While the fire road to the summit is called "Barker Way," all the dogs in this post used the hiking trail from Golfcrest Drive.

"I love hiking up Cowles in the morning," says Larry, "though it's definitely not the place to go for solitude." Indeed, Cowles mountain is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the US!

Stay tuned for Part Two, where you'll get to meet more fur-friends as well as another animal who doesn't make a very good hiking companion.


  1. Hi Y'all!

    Looks like a fun place to hike.

    Happy Easter,

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDgo

  2. That looks exhausting, all the way up there! But oh, that view, it's obviously worth the hike :)

  3. Yes, the down side to all of that sun is that it can be too hot in the middle of the day to hike. The view reminds me of the hike I did with my brother in LA a few months back. We didn't have any animal buddies with us though.


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