This Week in San Diego Hiking – October 24, 2016

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Hello Hikers!

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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Have a good week!

20160220DSC_6687-EditMt GowerPhoto: Mount Gower Open Space Preserve

Lake Jennings

2016lake-jenningsdsc_0567-edit 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 →

Lake Hodges

2016lake-hodgesdsc_0366-pano-edit 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 →