This Week in San Diego Hiking – July 24, 2017

Torrey Pines ExtensionPhoto: Torrey Pines Reserve Extension

Hello Hikers!

Supposedly the mountain and desert areas may be in for some rain and possible thunderstorms today, so be careful if you’re headed out there. I suspect the rest of us can just expect some muggy, gray weather, but maybe we’ll get lucky with some rain!

The Lost Fire, north of Warner Springs, was at 210 acres and 20% containment as of Sunday afternoon. Currently, Indian Flats campground and The Lost Valley Boy Scout Camp have been evacuated. Check out the CalFire Incident Information site for current information.

Beginning August 1st, reservations for California State Parks will begin using a new online reservation system for camping and lodging. The new site,, promises to be more user-friendly and have greater accessibility for highly sought-after locations.

On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. Passes cover entrance and standard amenity (day-use) recreation fees and provide discounts on some expanded amenity recreation fees. The pass is available to US citizens or permanent residents age 62 and older, and is valid for your entire lifetime. So, if you’re eligible you should get one ASAP! Click here for a list of places you can buy a pass, but be aware some locations have sold out so you might want to call ahead of time. If you’re in the city, the entrance station at Cabrillo National Monument is the closest location.

Here’s the latest outdoor and fitness deals from Amazon:

Have a good week!

Photo: Horned Lizard on Guatay Mountain

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