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Stonewall Creek & Soapstone Grade Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide
"On top, you won’t see any ocean views (the main Cuyamaca massif stands tall in the west), but the foreground panorama of the park’s rolling topography is impressive enough. Patches of meadow along the stream-courses and the bald grassland areas on East Mesa and West Mesa down below change color with the seasons: green in spring, yellow in summer, brown or gray in fall, and occasionally white with fallen snow in winter. The higher slopes exhibit color changes as well—not only seasonally, but also with the passage of years following the Cedar Fire. Eventually, plant succession will probably result in a mix of dark coniferous trees and deciduous black oaks that will produce a more variegated look—especially in fall when the oaks contribute some warmer hues."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
Great views of Stonewall peak and the valley this trail goes through. Great loop with the Soapstone Grade loop to make this a 8 mile hike. Need lots of water in June-July.
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