Photo: Sunset from the Iron Mountain Trail
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 that a hiker collapsed and died on Cowles Mountain Sunday morning. The hiker went into cardiac arrest while on the trail, and despite rescue efforts, died.
Mark your calendar for October 16th, when the 6th Annual Palomar Apple Festival will be held at Palomar Mountain State Park. There will be free admission to the park for the entire day, as well as games, arts and crafts, apple pressing demonstrations, apple goodies, live music and more!
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Photo: Laguna to Cuyamaca
Famosa Slough is a 37 acre Marine Conservation Area which protects fragile wetland habitat near the point where the San Diego River meets the Pacific Ocean. While the surrounding area has been heavily developed, this small portion of wetland provides a peaceful patch of nature. The Slough is a popular spot for birdwatchers year-round, and a frequent […] Continue reading →
Photo: Lucky 5 Trail Hello Hikers! The National Weather Service is forecasting a slight chance of thunderstorms today and tomorrow throughout the county, so watch out for lightning if you’re headed out. After Tuesday it looks like it should be pretty nice out. Next Saturday is National Public Lands Day! There will be free admission […] Continue reading →
Once threatened by development, Daley Ranch is now a 3058 acre habitat conservation area in northeastern Escondido. With over 20 miles of trails to explore, it is a popular spot for hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. The Boulder Loop Trail is a scenic hike in the southwestern portion of the property with some decent […] Continue reading →
Photo: Trans-County trail to Knott Grove Hello Hikers! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and got to enjoy some trail time. Looks like the forecast is calling for cooler temperatures through Tuesday, then it will begin to slowly warm up through the end of the week. The City of San Diego has opened a […] Continue reading →
Twin Peaks is a small pair of peaks just north of Silverset Park in Poway. The taller, western peak gets the “Twin Peaks” label on topographic maps and appears to be the more popular destination. The smaller peak, a short distance to the east, is an easy side trip worth visiting at least once. Overall […] Continue reading →
Photo: Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Hello Hikers! Happy Labor Day! Hopefully you’re enjoying the cool weather and long weekend, because neither is going to last. CBS has an article that is both entertaining and informative alerting Southern California hikers that it is now tarantula mating season, so we are much more likely to encounter […] Continue reading →
Balboa Park has something for everyone. There are museums, theaters, an archery range, and tennis courts. You can see puppet shows, play disc golf, race remote control cars, there’s even a velodrome! So it should be no surprise that there are a number of notable hiking and walking trails throughout the park. Continue reading →
Photo: Blue Sky Ecological Preserve Hello Hikers! I hope everyone had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the cooler weather this weekend. It looks like we might be getting some warmer temperatures coming up. The San Diego Reader reports that the Marines have agreed to open a section of trail on Miramar that will […] Continue reading →
The Scripps Coastal Reserve is part of UC San Diego’s Natural Reserve System. The Scripps Reserve consists of almost 1000 acres, including an underwater marine portion, coastline area, and an upland cliff area known as “The Knoll.” The Knoll is home to the Biodiversity Trail – a short but very scenic interpretive loop tucked in […] Continue reading →