Photo: Del Mar Mesa Preserve
Apparently we are in the midst of yet ANOTHER Santa Ana pattern, with high winds, hot temperatures, and low humidity forecast through Wednesday. Fire risk is extremely high, so please be careful out there folks!
A woman was attacked and choked by a man on a trail in El Cajon on Saturday. The woman successfully fought of her attacker and escaped. The incident occurred on a hillside path near the the Starlight Mobile Home Park in unincorporated El Cajon. This appears to be a pretty heavily populated urban/suburban area and not an actual “hiking” trail, but it is a good reminder for us all to always be aware of our surroundings and stay alert.
This Saturday, October 28, REI San Diego will be hosting a Used Gear Swap from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! It looks like all the vendor spots are full, but there is no registration or cost to browse and buy gear. They will also have live music, food vendors, and a Halloween costume contest–wear your best costume for a chance to win a $75 REI gift card.
The Sweetwater parking lot and adjoining trails in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park have been re-opened after last week’s Green Fire, however there may be some debris and downed trees so be careful. The fire was contained at only 8 acres, thanks to our awesome fire fighters!
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Photo: Dyar Spring/Juaquapin Trail Loop
Photo: Santa Fe Valley Trail Hello Hikers! 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 […] 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Photo: Dyar Spring/Juaquapin Loop Hello Hikers! Well I’m certainly glad that stupid heat wave is over. Hopefully we’ll have some more reasonable temperatures this week! The National Park Service has proposed increasing the entrance fee at Cabrillo National Monument from $10 to $15 for cars (similar increases are proposed for bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian fees). […] Continue reading →
Photo: Crestridge Ecological Reserve Hello Hikers! Well it appears summer weather has returned. There is a heat advisory through Wednesday, and it doesn’t appear as though its going to cool down much after that. The US Forest Service has closed Three Sisters Falls and Cedar Creek Falls through at least Tuesday – they will reassess […] Continue reading →
Photo: Del Mar Mesa Preserve Hello Hikers! 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 […] Continue reading →