San Diego County Highpoint Trip Report

Hot Springs Mountain

Date: January 2005
Author: Denis Dean

While on vacation in sunny southern California (record rainfall, flooding, mudslides, and an earthquake) this past week, I attempted to climb/drive San Diego county's highpoint (Hot Springs Mountain).

At the gate to the Los Coyotes Indian reservation I was told by a "guard" that the reservation was closed to all non-Coyotes and had been since last year.

He gave me a telephone number 760-782-0711 and when I called it a lady Coyote advised that the reservation was closed indefinitely. In looking at my Delorme of the area the peak is right in the middle of the reservation.

This county might have to be added to California's off-limits list.