Photo: Santa Fe Valley Trail
Well it appears that we’re going to have to wait a bit for cooler fall temperatures, with high pressure bringing hot weather and low humidity. It looks like things should begin slowly cooling off after today though.
Unfortunately, higher temperatures and low humidity mean increased fire danger. A small fire was reported Saturday afternoon in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The fire was located near the Sweetwater parking area. Fortunately, the fire only grew to about eight acres, and was 75% contained as of early Sunday morning.
The San Diego Reader has a fantastic article about the San Diego River Park Foundation’s efforts to document and photograph badgers living on their preserves near the headwaters of the San Diego River in Julian.
The Union-Tribune has an article reporting that Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed a bill that will provide $2.1 million to help in the effort to prevent sewage contamination flowing from Tijuana to San Diego via the Tijuana River.
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Have a good week!
Photo: Thunder Spring/Chimney Flats Loop – Palomar Mountain State Park
The Rock Mountain Preserve in Fallbrook is a small preserve just north of the Santa Margarita River hiking trail. Managed by the Fallbrook Land Conservancy, it is a short, rugged hike to a scenic outcropping of rocks overlooking the river valley. Sadly, there is a significant amount of graffiti around the summit area, but the […] Continue reading →
Photo: Engelmann Oak Loop at Daley Ranch Hello Hikers! Nothing says October like some Santa Anas! We’ve got a red flag warning for the mountains and adjoining foothills and valleys for the next couple of days as high winds and low humidity increase the fire danger. Stay safe out there! Next Saturday, October 14th, head […] Continue reading →
Del Dios Highlands is a 774 acre preserve adjacent to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. The Preserve has one trail, a wide fire road, which begins along the Del Dios Highway and climbs just over 900 feet to an unnamed peak. The road then goes on to connect to the Elfin Forest trail system. Surrounded […] Continue reading →
Photo: Garnet Peak Hello Hikers! I can’t believe its October already! Fall means cooler weather and longer hikes. We’ve also got a full moon this Thursday if you’re up for a little night hike. Sunday, October 15th is the 7th Annual Palomar Mountain State Park Apple Festival, from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will […] Continue reading →
One of the things we love about Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is the fact that its numerous miles of interconnecting fire roads and single track trails can be combined into so many different hikes. This loop along the West Mesa Trail overlaps a portion of the Airplane Monument/Arroyo Seco Loop, but begins at the West […] Continue reading →
Photo: Harvey Moore/East Side Trail Loop Hello Hikers! Welcome to Fall! I hope everyone took advantage of the recent cool weather, because it looks like things are going to warm up a bit. We’ll also be subjected to some Santa Ana winds over the next few days, so be extra vigilant with fire safety! Don’t […] Continue reading →
Photo: Corte Madera Mountain Hell Hikers! I hope everyone has been enjoying this cooler weather. It looks like these temps should be sticking around for a bit, so get out and take advantage of it! The Coast News reports that the final phase of the River Path Del Mar extension is underway. Funding has been […] Continue reading →
Balboa Park has miles of trails and walking paths with something for everyone. A number of predefined routes have been established and labeled with numbered, color-coded trail markers to help visitors explore the many sights the park has to offer. Trail #43, marked with purple square trail markers, explores the western edge of the park. […] Continue reading →
Photo: Piedras Pintadas and Bernardo Bay Hello Hikers! There will be a series of guided hikes in a section of the Ramona Grasslands normally closed to the public. Each 6-mile (round-trip) excursion provides a unique look at local history, plants and wildlife. Tour guides will answer questions about the preserve, and share information on resident […] Continue reading →