Photo: Garnet Peak
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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Photo: Cactus Hill Viewpoint
Most hikers know Lake Poway as the starting point for the famous Potato Chip Rock (Mount Woodson) hike, but there are some other adventures to be had there. If you want to enjoy the scenic views and rugged landscape that surrounds Lake Poway but avoid the Mount Woodson crowds, this loop around the lake is […] Continue reading →
Photo: Oasis Spring Hello Hikers! Looks like we’re finally in store for some rain! Enjoy it while it’s here. Don’t forget next Monday, February 19th, is President’s Day. This will be a free entrance day for Forest Service lands (so no Adventure Pass needed). It will NOT be free for National Parks like it has […] Continue reading →
This segment of the Coast to Crest trail through San Pasqual Valley picks up where our last hike, from Mule Hill to the Old Coach connector trail, left off. This segment starts off almost perfectly flat as it continues along the San Dieguito River, then ascends to the Raptor Ridge Viewpoint where you have fantastic […] Continue reading →
Photo: Piedras Pintadas Trail Hello Hikers! Apparently this summer weather is just going to keep going, so stock up on the sunscreen! We have President’s Day coming up this month on February 19th. This will be a free entrance day for Forest Service lands (so no Adventure Pass needed). It will NOT be free for […] Continue reading →
History buffs will enjoy this easy hike along the Coast to Crest Trail which passes Mule Hill, site of an historic battle in 1846. A number of interpretive signs along the trail tell the story of a group of US soldiers surrounded by enemies after the Battle of San Pasqual. In addition to Mule Hill, […] Continue reading →
Photo: Desert View Trail at William Heise County Park Hello Hikers! How is everyone enjoying summer in January? There is a red flag fire warning in effect through today due to high winds, warm temperatures, and low humidity. It looks like temperatures should start dropping around mid-week. You might want to get up early Wednesday […] Continue reading →
One of my favorite things about Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is its extensive, interconnected network of trails that lets you make hikes as long or as short as you like. If you just want to bag a peak, you can do it as a quick out and back. If you want to do a long, […] Continue reading →
Photo: Del Mar Mesa Preserve Hello Hikers! Well I’m not sure how long this government shutdown is going to last. I’m writing this Sunday evening so by the time you read this we may be lucky and its all over, but in case it’s not, here’s some things you need to know: Cabrillo National Monument […] Continue reading →
William Heise County Park in Julian has a number of shorter trails running throughout. We had previously explored the Kelly Ditch Trail, which runs from Heise to Lake Cuyamaca, and several trails on the northern side of the park including the Desert View Trail. That left us with three remaining trails to explore: the Fern […] Continue reading →