Cowles Mountain Winter Solstice Hike
At 6 a.m. on the mornings of December 21, 22, and 23, guides will lead experienced hikers up Cowles Mountain. Rather than hit the peak, they’ll go off-trail to visit a Kumeyaay solstice observatory. From this vantage point, the tribe would commemorate the shortest day of the year by watching the sun rise over an outcropping of rock that effectively splits the heavenly body in two.
The three-mile hike is rated as difficult, and it’s requested that flashlights have red lenses or covers, as bright lights will prevent other hikers’ eyes from adjusting to the dark. Info: 619-668-3281 or [email protected]