January 2, 2016 marks the first event in our CATS 2016 Challenge Series. Now, here are the details:
There is no cost to attend this great challenge. It's totally free for you and your friends, and one of the fun ways we mix things up at CATS. You'll be led by experienced coaches who know what they're doing, injecting a ton of fun along the way during this great team building challenge. Not to mention, this is a great way to recover from any new year's eve indiscretions to your body!
The starting point is on Barker Way. Take Interstate 125 in San Diego to Navajo Road. Turn right onto Navajo. Turn right at Cowles Mountain Road, then left onto Boulder Lake Ave. Turn right at Barker Way and look for the trailhead on your left.
The Barker Way (fire Road) route up Cowles Mountain is a quick, steep hike that is good training. This fork is clearly marked 100 yards into the trail. Turn right for the Fire Road. The climbing begins in earnest at this point, and heads up to the East Ridge on Cowles. The ridge plateaus for a 1/4 mile or so and then steepens again to the upper "S" sections. ( I'd call them switchbacks, but on a 12 foot wide fire road, its more of an "S") Climb these "S" sections to the top. Total hike: 3 miles round trip. Don't be fooled by the fact that there is only 900 feet of elevation gain: 400 feet gains in the last 1/4 mile.
Let me know if you have any questions, and please contact me directly if you are attending so we have a head count: