This Week in San Diego Hiking – April 18, 2016

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Hello Hikers!

Next Saturday from 9am to noon is the Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, sponsored by I Love A Clean San Diego. There are over 100 coastal and inland cleanup sites throughout the county, so sign up to help keep our open spaces and waterways clean!

There will be some construction at the Cabrillo National Monument from now through June, which will affect access to the tidepoools there. Parking lot #1 (closest to the tidepools), the tidepools trail, and bathrooms near the tidepools will be closed. You can still park at the two other lots and access the tidepools area via the Coastal Trail.

The San Diego Reader has a comprehensive article on the Marines’ recent crackdown on hikers and mountain bikers trespassing on Miramar property. Hopefully this will lead to some better signage along the boundary so people don’t accidentally end up where they don’t belong.

Don’t forget, now through Sunday, April 24 is National Park Week! Enjoy free admission to all National Parks all week long.

Sport Chalet has announced they will be closing all their stores and going out of business. If you have any gift cards for their store, you’ll need to use them by April 29th, 2016. Store closing sales began yesterday and will continue for several weeks, so if there’s some gear you’ve been hoping to get, now’s the time to go!

Next Sunday you can join the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers to hike Morena Butte! This is a difficult 5 mile hike with elevation change up to 1500 feet. The Canyoneers have special permission to drive into Ward’s Flat as a jumping off point for this challenging hike. The trail up to the top of Morena Butte is steep and rocky but the views are spectacular. On our return we’ll look for seasonal wildflowers in Ward’s Flat. Visit the Canyoneers’ web page for more information, or check out our Events Page for even more upcoming hikes and events.

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Have a good week!
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