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Photo: Historic Flume Trail

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It looks like we should have a brief respite from the rain until Wednesday when more precipitation will arrive.

Next Monday, February 18th, is President’s Day, and will be a fee-free day in National Forests. Head up to Mount Laguna for some beautiful hikes (maybe with some snow!) and leave the Adventure Pass at home.

If you’re looking for more snow than we typically see in our local mountains, Pacific has a good article on some great places to see the white stuff only a few hours away.

Volunteers are an essential part of pretty much every park and trail system in the county, helping out with all kinds of things like trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and education. The Mission Times Courier has an interesting write-up on the Trail Guides at Mission Trails Regional Park who lead nature walks in the park.

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Photo: Mule Hill Trail

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – February 11, 2019 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Cedar Creek Falls (via Julian)

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It looks like we have a few more days of rain to look forward to, and hopefully it should dry out for a bit mid-week. Remember that some trails may be closed during or shortly after rains due to flooding or to protect the trails from damage.

If you’re planning on hiking or camping at Lake Morena County Park, be aware that a boil water order has been issued due to E. coli contamination of the water system.

The Times of San Diego reports that County Supervisors have unanimously approved a campground to be built in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. The campground will be located approximately 1 mile south of the Tijuana River and have access to the beach as well as the park’s extensive trail system. The first phase of construction is scheduled to start in the fall and conclude in March 2020.

In other Tijuana River news, according to an Imperial Beach Patch article the City of San Diego will be joining a lawsuit against the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission regarding pollution in the Tijuana River.

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Photo: Oakzanita Peak Loop

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – February 4, 2019 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Laguna to Cuyamaca

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Sad news from El Cajon Mountain, where the body of a hiker who went missing on Saturday has been found. The hiker began his hike with a group but after a couple of hours told his companions he was going to go at a slower pace and they shouldn’t wait for him. When he failed to meet his group as agreed in the afternoon, they called the sheriff who began a search. His body was found near the base of a sheer cliff.

Looks like we have a little more warm weather in store before things start to cool off mid-week with some possible showers starting Thursday.

Thanks to our recent rains, it looks like we have a good chance of another “Superbloom” in the desert this spring. Check out Anza-Borrego Desert State Park’s Wildflower page to keep up to date on the current wildflower status in the park.

The Ramona Journal has an informative article about efforts to make Julian a Dark Sky Community, which is exciting news for anyone who likes to head to the mountains for some star-gazing.

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Photo: Coast to Crest Trail: San Pasqual to Ysabel Creek

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – January 28, 2019 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: West Side Road

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It looks like we have some wet weather coming in, with rain for much of this week and snow in the mountains! There’s currently a flash flood watch posted for Monday so be careful. As of right now, it looks like the weekend should be clear so maybe wait until then to hit the trails.

The San Dieguito River Park will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and staff-led hike for the new Pamo Valley segment of the Coast to Crest Trail on Saturday, January 26th, at 10 am. For more information, contact leana@sdrp.org (760-716-1214).

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Photo: Black-crowned Night Heron at Buena Vista Park

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – January 14, 2019 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Big Laguna/PCT Loop

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Welcome to 2019! Looks like the weather should be clear and cool this week, with some possible rain for the weekend.

Due to the government shutdown, it looks like there are limited or no services in much of our federally operated hiking areas (basically the Cleveland National Forest). That means bathrooms are likely to be closed (or are not being serviced), and trash pick-up isn’t happening. Plan accordingly for your bathroom needs – use a public restroom before you reach your trailhead or be prepared to go on the trail. Take ALL of your trash home with you. If you want bonus points, consider bringing a large trash bag and hauling out any trash you find. With no trash pickup, trash cans can get overfilled leading to garbage all over the place – be awesome and help keep our forests clean! Cabrillo National Monument is closed.

In happier news, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy has posted a great video showcasing the soon to open Pamo Valley segment of the Coast to Crest Trail. This new segment will link the existing Upper and Lower Santa Ysabel Truck Trail segments in Ramona. We can’t wait to check it out!

Fox 5 has an article reminding us that winter is tick season in San Diego. Protect yourself while hiking by staying on the trail and out of the grass and brush, using insect repellent such as DEET or treating your clothes with permethrin, and wearing light colored clothing to make it easier to spot ticks. Once you’re off the trail, do a thorough tick check on yourself (and dog, if you brought one) and promptly remove any ticks you find.

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Photo: Mount Woodson via Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – January 7, 2019 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Rim Trail (Mission Trails Regional Park

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Welcome to December! I hope everyone enjoyed the rain last week because there’s more in store. We should see some rain starting again Tuesday night lasting probably until Friday. Remember some trails in the county may be closed during and after rain – please respect any closures you encounter and wait a few days for the trails to dry out.

NBC San Diego has a story about the San Diego Mountain Biking Association’s efforts to build a new trail in Black Mountain Open Space park.

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Photo: Stonewall Mine Loop

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – December 3, 2018 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Heller’s Bend Preserve

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had some time to hit the trails over the long weekend. Looks like the start of the week will be dry, with a storm moving in Wednesday evening.

Next Sunday head over to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center for the Monthly Hawk Talk. Every first Sunday of the month between 9AM and noon, local falconer Bob Gordon is at the MTRP Visitor Center with his feathered friend, “Huxley” the Harris Hawk. Get up close and personal with this majestic bird of prey, and learn from Bob what makes them so special and how you can help protect them. This event is free and no registration is required.

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Photo: Sycuan Peak

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – November 26, 2018 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Garnet Peak

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Who’s ready for Thanksgiving, and the more important 4-day weekend for hiking? It should be getting a little bit cooler,and there may be a bit of rain Wednesday and Thursday.

Skip the shopping malls this Friday and #OptOutside instead. In celebration of Green Friday, all county parks will waive parking fees, so you can check out some of their great trails like the ones at William Heise County Park or Louis Stelzer County Park. There are also guided hikes at Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch and Wilderness Gardens County Preserve, a tree-planting activity at Felicita County Park, and animal encounters at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park. Visit the County of San Diego Parks and Recreation website for more information.

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Photo: Jack Creek Meadow Loop

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – November 19, 2018 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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Photo: Double Peak

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We’ve got a Red Flag fire warning in effect through Tuesday due to the extremely low humidity and Santa Ana winds. Be careful out there everyone!

Mission Trails hikers should be aware that since Daylight Savings Time has ended, gates at Mission Trails Regional Park will now close daily at 5pm. You’re still allowed to be in the park after that time, you just need to make sure you’re parked outside the gates.

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Photo: Lopez Canyon

The post This Week in San Diego Hiking – November 11, 2018 appeared first on Hiking San Diego County.

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