I've been looking at these mountains all of my life. As a teenager I hiked several times to a rock outcrop not too far over from San Marcos Mountain peak, but, much lower in elevation. For the past couple of years I have been wanting to hike to the highest peak of this mountain range, San Marcos Mountain. I have looked for access a couple of times over the last two years but was unsuccessful. I finally got a tip from my friend Mike exactly where to go to access the trail to the peak. Robbie and I made it to the peak. Once we reached the antennas, we then hiked the ridge out and up to the peak. Although a somewhat hazy day, the views were still great. We could see out to the east to all of our back country mountains, of which, several peaks that we have hiked now. To the west, our home town spread out before us far below. Very nice.