Cowles Mountain is the site of a Kumeyaay Indian solstice site and the Canyoneers are conducting a free walk up the mountain on December 21 at 6 am to view the sunrise on the first day of winter.
This is an hour and a half walk and you will need to bring a flashlight as the official time of sunrise is as at 6:47 am and you will be walking in darkness for the earliest part of the walk.
The trailhead is located on the corner of Golfcrest and Navajo Road. There are restroom facilities at the base of the mountain (Thomas Bros. Map 1250-F4).
Come and see the sunrise over our east county and enjoy the first day of winter.