‘Ehmuu-Morteros Trail (Anza Borrego Desert State Park)

The Morteros trail's namesake The ‘Ehmuu-Morteros trail is a short but fascinating path through the site of a former Kumeyaay Native American seasonal village. The nomadic Kumeyaay would spend winters in the Anza-Borrego region, and from this location they would collect and process pinyon nuts, mesquite beans, and desert agave. This is one of three short, easy trails along […] Continue reading →

Ghost Mountain/Marshal South Trail (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park)

Ghost Mountain is a small and unassuming promontory along the southern edge of Blair Valley. At first glance, the peak doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy, but for 16 years in the 1930’s and 40’s, it was the home of author Marshal South and his family. During the Great Depression, South and his wife Tanya built their […] Continue reading →

This Week in San Diego Hiking – December 29, 2014

Patches of blue sky seen through the fog Hello Hikers! Can you believe 2014 is almost over? We’ve had a fantastic year here at hikingsdcounty. We’ve written up over 30 hikes, acquired close to 200 Facebook followers, and over 100 Twitter followers. We’re all about helping people discover all the great places to hike in San Diego, so thank you everyone for following us […] Continue reading →