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pacatc
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11/17/2014
pacatc
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I recently took a group of hikers ( 12 ) up to Whale Peak via the Pictograph Trail and Smugglers Canyon. We had a great time on the hike. It started off a little warm but once we hit the shade in the canyon that helped quite a bit. There is not much of a trail to follow until you get to the top of the canyon and connect up into the northern route up to the peak. Here is my write up on the hike on my web site.
http://www.ihikesandiego.com/whale-peak-via-pictograph-trail/
Looking down the dry fall at the mouth of Smugglers Canyon.
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ziphius
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11/17/2014
ziphius
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Nice trip report Brad. Welcome to the forum. - Jim

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pacatc
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11/17/2014
pacatc
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Thanks Jim
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dsefcik
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11/17/2014
dsefcik
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Love that route up, one of my favorites. Looks like it was a perfect day and great views Thumbs Up
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hikerdmb
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11/18/2014
hikerdmb
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Nice trip and pics. Whale peak is a great trip. Welcome to the forum. What was your group?
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rockhopper
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11/18/2014
rockhopper
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Welcome! Whale peak has some great views on a clear day. Looks like you nailed it.
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pacatc
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11/18/2014
pacatc
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Thanks everyone. I'm a personal trainer at a club in Carmel Valley, and I started a hiking club there about 1 1/2 years ago. The group usually averages 6-8 people for some of the hikes, the largest group I had was 20 people when I took them to Eagle Rock. http://www.ihikesandiego.com/eagle-rock-hike/ I usually take the group out once a month to hikes somewhere in San Diego County, sometimes we head up to San Jacinto, or Mt Baldy. I've been waiting for the temperature to come back down to a comfortable number before I took the group out on another hike in Anza Borrego. The last hike I took a group on out here was the Mortero Palms to Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge hike. http://www.ihikesandiego.com/mortero-palms-goat-canyon/ . I'm always looking for ideas for upcoming hikes for my group, If anyone has any favorite hikes out in this area please let me know.
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tommy750
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11/18/2014
tommy750
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Great trip report. Like the Smuggler's dry fall pic. Always a nice hike. My favorite route to the top is via Pinyon Wash and Harper Flat.
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anutami
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11/18/2014
anutami
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Thanks for the report! Welcome smile
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