Took a spin from San Diego (downtown proper) out to Palomar Mountain. I've never ridden it and i heard its a toughie, so I went Monday at 10AM and I was pretty much the only person on the whole mountain! I even had the Mother's Kitchen to myself - well, me and the cute little waitress ... Nice little windy road. South Grade is a cool steep climb. Not a lot of places to stop off for a photo until I got here. Mother's Kitchen at the top. Vegetarian place that is awesome; most people just bitch about it according to the waitress, I am veggie so it was rad. Another nice little stop off. The freezing fog makes for bad scenery picz. Riding down the "backside" East Grade. Nice view once I was out of the fog. Didn't see any cows, but I did see a goat. ON the backside there was a cool Panoramic Viewpoint. Apparently you can spot Bald Eagles there.