While the east coast has been slammed with blizzard, we’ve had our usual awesome San Diego weather making for some great hiking conditions. It looks like we’ll have more of the same for most of the week, but things could start changing next weekend with some cooler and possibly wet weather on the way. As always, check the most current weather forecast before you head out!
The San Diego Reader has an article on the how the Marine’s are stepping up enforcement efforts to keep hikers and mountain bikers from trespassing on Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. The Marines have been warning trail users for a while now that they would being issuing citations and confiscating bikes of those caught trespassing, and that enforcement has now begun. The San Diego Mountain Biking Association has more information on the affected areas.
Next Sunday check out Winter Raptors of the Ramona Grasslands with the San Diego Audubon Society. The Ramona Grasslands and the Santa Maria Creek riparian area are well known for their wintering raptors. Over a dozen raptors are possible, but Golden Eagles and Ferruginous Hawks are among our best target birds. Our leader is Jeff Lincer, who is a Cornell PhD Ornithologist who specializes in raptors, and helped co-found the Wildlife Research Institute in Ramona. Bring your highest power binoculars, a scope if you have one, and venture out to Ramona. We will car caravan after the first stop. Porta-potties only at the second Grasslands stop. Afterwards, those who may be interested will trek to El Michuacan Mexican Restaurant in Ramona for a local bite, conversation, and cheer. Visit the San Diego Audubon Society for more information or to register, or check out our Events Page for even more upcoming hikes and events.
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