This Week in San Diego Hiking – February 19, 2018

View from the top of Garnet PeakPhoto: Garnet Peak

Hello Hikers!

It looks like winter may have finally arrived. The forecast is calling for much cooler temperatures starting today, and possibly even some precipitation towards the end of the week.

Happy President’s Day! Hopefully you have the day off work and are able to get out and hit the trails. Remember, today is a fee-free day for National Forest Lands, so no Adventure Pass is required. Check out some of the many great hikes in the Cleveland National Forest to take advantage of the day!

San Diego County public health officials have reported finding ticks infected with tularemia, or “rabbit fever,” in the Lopez Canyon area. Tularemia is potentially fatal but can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early. Hikers should always take precautions against ticks, including using insect repellent, staying on the trail, wearing light colored clothing, and performing a thorough inspection for ticks after every hike.

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Have a good week!

Photo: Cactus Hill Viewpoint