This Week in San Diego Hiking – December 12, 2016

Photo: The Way Up Trail at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

Hello Hikers!

We’ve had some lovely hiking weather for the past few days, hopefully you’ve been able to enjoy it. Right now the forecast is calling for a few more days of awesome, but rain appears to be on the way starting Thursday. As always, keep your eye on the weather reports if you’re heading out.

Next Saturday, join the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers as they hike Font’s and Inspiration Points in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Hike crosscountry along ancient lakeshores and plains that hint at life a million years ago. Climb to Burk’s Knoll in the midst of the badlands, then traverse the rim of Mammoth Cove to end at the sweeping vista into forever from Font’s Point. This is an intermediate 6 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 500 feet. Visit the Canyoneers’ web site for more information, or visit our Events Page for even more upcoming hikes and events.

If you’re interested in volunteering to improve trail in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, next Sunday, December 17th, there will be a work day from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free camping is available for volunteers Friday – Sunday. Go to the Park Champions web page to sign up to volunteer and camp.

The San Diego Union Tribune has an interesting commentary about how the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is considering changing the County’s General Plan to allow smaller lot sizes for private property within the Cleveland National Forest. Smaller lot sizes encourage development and can negatively impact the local floral and fauna by disrupting otherwise contiguous habitat.

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Have a good week!

Photo: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

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