Survey of Azalea Glen Loop

July 23, 2009

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For years, I have been hiking and surveying the trails and fire roads of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, with an eye to preparing a more detailed trail map than the one now available. The Cedar Fire of 2003 interrupted this work. A possible park closure in 2009 may interrupt it again!

The Azalea Glen Loop is featured in Afoot & Afield in San Diego County, by Jerry Schad. Both it and the Paso Picacho Loop, which runs partly on the same trails, are signed.

Although the Azalea Glen Loop remains as it was before the 2003 Cedar Fire, some nearby trails have changed. In particular, the group camps, and the trails leading to them, have been closed. The cmapground was spared, but the nearby pine forests were burned, and are now groves of charred tree trunks filled with brush.

Latitude and longitude readings on some trails were omitted from the survey because they were previously surveyed.

After the survey, I briefly visited the Green Valley Picnic Area, where I took some pictures, but did no surveying.

Transcript of survey.
Image annotations.
Data plotted on topo.

Philip J. Erdelsky