Photo: Boulder Loop Trail at Daley Ranch
Looks like we’re back to nice, reasonable temperatures. There might even be a few light showers today!
Next Saturday, head on out to Daley Ranch for a 5 to 7 mile Discover Daley Ranch Hike. Meet Naturalist William Sherrard for a slow to moderately paced hike on the trails of Daley Ranch. The planned hike is between five and seven miles in length and will last about 2.5 to 3.0 hours. I will be happy to map out a hike for those wishing to go longer distances. Choices are hikes of 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 or 18 miles in length. Visit the City of Escondido web page for more details, or check out our Events Page for even more upcoming hikes and events.
We finally have a release date for the long anticipated 5th edition of Afoot & Afield: San Diego County – March 14th, 2017! The new edition has been fully updated by co-author Scott Turner, who has re-hiked every route contained within the book to ensure that information for each trip is fully current, as well as adding up to 30 new routes!
The San Diego River Trail has been selected as just one of 12 trails in the country for a national online voting contest from the American Hiking Society and Michelob ULTRA. Michelob ULTRA is donating a portion of their proceeds to these trails… up to $140,000! YOUR VOTE will help determine how much of this money will be spent right here in San Diego! If they receive enough votes, they will use he funds to support their volunteer Trail Team and create a new online Trail. You must be 21 or older to vote. Voting requires email confirmation. Click here to vote.
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Photo: Mount Gower Open Space Preserve
Wooded Hill Nature Trail is a short, easy, interpretive trail in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area that is perfect for a leisurely hike with the kids. While much of the Laguna Mountain area has suffered from fires, Wooded Hill and the surrounding area is still covered in mature pine and oak trees that legitimately merit […] Continue reading →
Photo: Horsethief Canyon Hello Hikers! I hope everyone’s been enjoying this cooler and getting some hiking in, because it looks like things are going to warm up again starting Wednesday. Come on, winter! We are happy to report that the bald eagle that was found near death in Ramona has recovered and been released back […] Continue reading →
Lake Jennings is a man-made reservoir located in Lakeside. While its main purpose is to provide drinking water, Lake Jennings also provides a wide array of recreational opportunities including fishing, camping, boating, bird-watching, and most importantly, hiking. While the campground is open 7 days a week, the eastern side of the lake is only open […] Continue reading →
Photo: Trail to Airplane Monument in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Hello Hikers! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am over this hot weather and ready for fall! Luckily, it looks like things should start to cool off this week so relief is in sight. Note that the staging areas in the […] Continue reading →
The Fenix CL30R camping lantern is more than just a light source. The lantern can also be used as a power source to charge your USB powered devices, including cell phones, tablets, and MP3 players. Just connect your device to the lantern’s USB output port and press the power button to charge your device. You […] Continue reading →
Lake Hodges is one of San Diego’s many water reservoirs, created in 1918 when the San Dieguito River was dammed. In addition to storing water, Lake Hodges is an important habitat for resident and migratory birds. The hills surrounding the reservoir are primarily coastal sage scrub, and are also home to the coastal cactus wren, […] Continue reading →
Photo: Twin Peaks Hello Hikers! Welcome to October! The cooler weather the past couple of days has been nice, but unfortunately it looks like things will be warming up again towards the end of the week. Hopefully we’ll have fall eventually. We were hiking at Lake Hodges on Saturday when we spotted a rescue chopper […] Continue reading →
Middle Peak is one of several promontories in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Along with Cuyamaca Peak to the south and North Peak to the north, Middle Peak is a landmark easily identified from many other popular trails in the county. Once covered in pine and oak trees, Middle Peak, like the rest of Cuyamaca Rancho […] Continue reading →
Photo: Sunset from the Iron Mountain Trail Hello Hikers! Welcome to fall! While much of the country gets to look forward to cooler temperatures this time of year, San Diego gets Santa Anas and red flag fire conditions. It look like things should start cooling off a bit around Wednesday. We are sad to report […] Continue reading →