Photo: Del Mar Mesa Preserve
Today’s the big solar eclipse! Hopefully you’ve made some fantastic plans to get outside and witness this rare celestial event. You know this already, but I’m going to say it again: don’t look directly into the sun! Be safe out there and have fun.
If you are a fan of both hiking and beer, check out the new Trails and Ales series. A partnership of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, The Escondido Creek Conservancy, Volcan Mountain Foundation and San Diego Canyonlands, the series consists of 5 hikes from October through March followed by a visit to one of San Diego’s fine local breweries. For full information and registration details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trails-ales-hike-series-tickets-34832586203.
The Cleveland National Forest now has a mobile app that will help you find local trails, get real-time news updates, and even watch informative videos. It’s available for both iPhones and Android, just search for “Cleveland National Forest” in your app store or visit www.clevelandnf.oncell.com.
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Have a good week!
Photo: Silvercrest Trail
Photo: Mule Deer along Thunder Spring/Chimney Flats Loop in Palomar Mountain State Park Hello Hikers! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and maybe got a chance to check out the Perseid Meteor Showers. We’re just one week away from a solar eclipse! Check out NASA’s web site for everything you need to know about […] Continue reading →
Photo: View of Cuyamaca Peak from Garnet Peak Hello Hikers! Well last week’s thunderstorms were a fun change of pace, but I for one would appreciate a break from the humidity. Valley Center Happenings has a good reminder article on keeping your dog safe during the hot weather. Spoiler alert: DON’T take them hiking when […] Continue reading →
Photo: Lake Jennings Hello Hikers! During the month of August, the following six County Parks will be closed due to the heat: El Capitan Preserve (El Cajon Mountain) Hellhole Canyon Preserve Mount Gower Preserve Wilderness Gardens Preserve Agua Caliente Regional Park Vallecito County Park Also note that the Silverwood Animal Sanctuary in Lakeside is closed […] Continue reading →
Photo: Torrey Pines Reserve Extension Hello Hikers! Supposedly the mountain and desert areas may be in for some rain and possible thunderstorms today, so be careful if you’re headed out there. I suspect the rest of us can just expect some muggy, gray weather, but maybe we’ll get lucky with some rain! The Lost Fire, […] Continue reading →
Photo: Iron Mountain Hello Hikers! I hope everyone got outside for a bit, despite the muggy weather. This is a great time of year to plan sunrise or sunset hikes so you avoid the hottest part of the day. Please keep in mind that your dogs should stay home if you will be hiking during […] Continue reading →
Photo: Del Mar Mesa Preserve Hello Hikers! I’m not a fan of the muggy weather, hopefully it should be drying out a little bit this week. But I’ll take a little humidity over the 100+ desert temperatures volunteers had to endure during the recent Anza-Borrego Bighorn Sheep Count. KQED news has a great article on […] Continue reading →
Photo: Volcan Mountain Hello Hikers! I hope you’re getting a day or two off of work for the holiday so you can get some extra hiking in! If you’re still trying to figure out what to do for the 4th, consider a hike up Volcan Mountain to enjoy fireworks from the summit. Enjoy a bird’s […] Continue reading →
Photo: Scripps Coastal Reserve Hello Hikers! Are you tired of the heat yet? Looks like things should start cooling off on Tuesday so start making those hiking plans! Three Sisters Falls and Cedar Creek Falls remain closed through today (Monday, June 26th) due to anticipated high heat. The San Diego Union Tribune has a good […] Continue reading →
Photo: Bayside Trail at Cabrillo National Monument Hello Hikers! I hope everyone has been taking it easy during the heat. The Times of San Diego reports that there were 8 rescues at Three Sisters just on Saturday, two of which resulted in helicopter rides and one ambulance ride. It looks like the warm weather will […] Continue reading →