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This weekend we did an impromptu camping trip to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park at Paso Picacho. San Diego’s mountains were hit with a good amount of snow last week so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity! Unfortunately, we under-estimated how much snow might be there! It’s 5,000 feet elevation so you can only imagine! We got there around 8:30 PM and the grounds were covered- if we drove my little Huyndai, we wouldn’t have been able to get into the spots because snow was piled so high!

Luckily, my boyfriend drove his truck so we plowed through! We dug out our spots to pitch our tents and stood around the fire to keep warm. After a bottle of wine and a few beers, we went to bed. Our friends had to get up in the middle of the night and sleep in their car because the ground was so cold! **I will be writing a blog about snow camping soon to cover the “sleeping in a tent with snow on the ground” subject! We woke up, grabbed our hiking gear, and headed off to climb Stonewall Peak! It was a blast and lots of pictures captured that! I can’t say it enough how much I love camping at Cuyamaca! It is beautiful and there are such great hikes to go on!

Happy Camping!