This Week in San Diego Hiking – July 17, 2017

Photo: Iron Mountain

Hello Hikers!

I hope everyone got outside for a bit, despite the muggy weather. This is a great time of year to plan sunrise or sunset hikes so you avoid the hottest part of the day.

Please keep in mind that your dogs should stay home if you will be hiking during the hot weather. Last Friday, a family’s dog died due to heat exhaustion while hiking Cowles Mountain. Dogs are much more susceptible to warm temperatures than humans are, so if you must bring your dog go very early (be off the trail by 9 or 10 am!), keep it short, and carry plenty of water for your dog. San Diego has numerous dog beaches, which may be a better choice for your pet during summer.

10 News has a great story on the volunteers who man Boucher Hill Fire Lookout in Palomar Mountain State Park.

The owners of Riverwalk Golf Course in Mission Valley will be holding a public workshop to solicit ideas on a future park along the river. Residents of Mission Valley, Linda Vista and other nearby communities are invited to weigh in on amenities, designs and other features of the planned mixed-use development. The meeting will be held Tuesday July 25, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm at the Town & Country Resort. View the flyer here for more information.

Last Thursday city, county, Cal Fire officials, and other local groups met to brainstorm possible solutions to the parking situation for the Mount Woodson trail along Highway 67. While no decisions were made, one possible solution to build a parking lot was discussed, and it appears that everyone is in agreement that the trail should remain open due to its popularity.

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Have a good week!

Photo: North Tecolote Canyon

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