Took a drive out to Mt McGinty today in Jamul, Being press for time, I only did the first peak on the trail but saw plenty to justify a return trip. There were ruins by the trail head and mines seem to dot the mountainside above. Cannot find any info on them, making me believe they never amounted to much, Though there is a substantial mine in the area.
The hillside seems to be teeming with a variety of flowers, due to the recent rains. Climbing up to the top of the first peak, brings one to a couple of overlooks, well worth the trip by themselves.