Andy, Bill, and I decided to head to San Ysidro on Veteran's day since we had the day off. We planned to climb Cabezon Peak and then mountain bike at the White Mesa bike trails nearby.
Cabezon is actually a volcanic plug and literally means "big head." Bill is ready and waiting on Andy and me (as usual).
Andy and Bill hiking up the well defined approach trail
the "big head"
There are still a few flowers despite the cooler temperatures.
Bill scrambling up the first class 3 headwall
Andy and Bill in the class 3/class 4 chimney
Bill surrounded by lots of green lichen-covered rock
Andy posing above me after another short scramble
very cool juniper tree on the trail
Andy makes his way up the final class 3 section before the summit. There is lots of fun class 3/class 4 scrambling on this peak.
This is the view from the summit of the many volcanic plugs in the area. There are actually 50, and Cabezon is the tallest one.
Sandia rising in the distance
I don't think this cactus has enough needles!
Andy and Bill enjoying the wonderful views as we descend
The climb took approximately 2 hours round trip and had lots of fun scrambling.