San Diego County Miscellaneous - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
Vía Láctea in Cuyamaca.

Vía Láctea in Cuyamaca.

The Milky Way among a few clouds above Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

Stonewall Peak to the left. Shot this from the Paso Picacho campground.

Shot at 30 sec f/2.8 ISO 3200 using a Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is a state park in California, USA, located 40 miles (64 km) east of San Diego in the Laguna Mountains of the Peninsular Ranges. The park's 26,000 acres (11,000 ha) feature pine, fir, and oak forests, with meadows and streams that exist due to the relatively high elevation of the area compared to its surroundings. The park includes 6,512-foot (1,985 m) Cuyamaca Peak, the second-highest point in San Diego County.

The name "Cuyamaca" is a Spanish version of the name the native Kumeyaay peoples used for this place. In water-short Southern California, the Indians called the area Ah-Ha Kwe-Ah Mac, meaning "the place where it rains."