This Week in San Diego Hiking – August 29, 2016

20160710_DSC6097BlueSkyPhoto: Blue Sky Ecological Preserve

Hello Hikers!

I hope everyone had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the cooler weather this weekend. It looks like we might be getting some warmer temperatures coming up.

The San Diego Reader reports that the Marines have agreed to open a section of trail on Miramar that will connect Mission Trails and trails in Poway. There is still a lot of work to be done to make this happen, and trail users will be required to get a permit, but this is a huge step forward in what has been a very long process. The Marines estimate the trail will be open some time next year.

If you’re a regular visitor to the San Diego River Trail in Santee, the San Diego River Park Foundation is looking for people to serve as Park Watch Volunteers. Volunteers report vandalism and grafitti, asses who is using the parks. There is an upcoming training on September 10th from 9am – 11am at Mast Park. If you’re interested or would like more information, contact DeVerna at 619-297-7380.

5 miles of new TRACK trails have been opened at the San Dieguito County Park. TRACK trails are family-oriented, self-guided nature trails where kids can track their excursions using an online journal at the Kids in Parks website. Participants can engage in various adventures like scavenger hunts or physical exercises, and even sign up to win prizes. This is a great way to engage young children who might otherwise get bored on a hike.

If you’re headed up to the Laguna Mountain area for a hike this weekend, stop by the Red-Tailed Roost Volunteer Center, where the Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association will be presenting “Living History” demonstrations. Presentations will be held hourly beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. For more information call (619) 473-8547 or 445-6235. Admission is free, donations accepted.

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Have a good week!

20160424Ridgeline7624Photo: Ridgeline Trail at Rancho La Costa Preserve

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