El Capitan Mountain, a 3,675 foot above sea level mountain in the El Capitan Open Space Reserve east of San Diego, California. It is one of the more difficult climbs in San Diego County. The hiking trail leads to summits and peaks for panoramic views of the San Diego River and El Capitan Reservoir. This photo was taken from a deck at Karen Greenwell's home on a hillside in Lakeside, California. The evening sun was illuminating the mountain. Photo by Kay. November 2000.