San Diego Mountain Parks - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
More star trails at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

More star trails at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

I combined 202 frames shot at 25 seconds f/2.8 each and at ISO 2000 to make this shot.

Stonewall Peak in the background. Shot this from site #7 in the Paso Picacho campground. Orange glow on the trees is from my campfire.

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."