We set out to hike this canyon a few days ago, but never got to go hiking… It was at the base of our Cuyamaca mountain range, under the slope of Volcan Mountain. There is a beautiful creek and waterfall down at the bottom of this canyon. We had set out to spend the day.
After a 45 minute drive we pull to the trail head parking lot. There was orange tape up at the entrance. Interesting. We didn’t think much about it, as the trails around here are often closed for some reason or other.
This time they were serious. We got out of the car, and went to check the trail out before we unloaded the dogs. Good thing too. The picture below shows what we found. A drop off, straight down to the bottom of the canyon.
I mentioned that the fire fighters must of caught this fire just in time. The swath of land that was on fire was only a few feet on each side of this tiny canyon. Probably about 1-2 acres burned. I don't even remember this being on the news, but it happened over the summer.
The dogs got to run. Meika got to chase rabbits. They all had a blast, and that is what was important.
Hopefully they will find a way to open the original trail. I want to see that waterfall!