Some cellphone photos from yesterday's walk at Black's Beach. Fred and I hiked down the 250-something stairs from the Torrey Pines Gliderport and walked all the way out to Flat Rock. We also peeked into the cool-looking, erosion-shaped canyons where water is gushing down from the Torrey Pines mesa during and after storms, but they're … Continue reading Black’s Beach (and Instagram’s spam problem)
Another hike in the famous 😉 "Friday's with Fred" series was long overdue, of course. While taking a morning walk with Toni at Lake Hodges, a San Dieguito River park volunteer told me that he's a trail angel on the PCT, supporting and motivating through-hikers - and that he does that out of Warner Springs. … Continue reading Warner Springs to Eagle Rock on the Pacific Crest Trail
It's been a while since I last hiked on Fridays with my friend Fred. When the weather forecast predicted rain and low temperatures for San Diego (included the deserts!), it appeared to be an unexpected treat - normally, the temperatures in the lower regions of the desert in May are too high for any serious … Continue reading Desert Rain in May!
Our Friday hike led us up to Laguna Mountains - it's a bit early in the year to hike up there because unlike Boden Canyon or the San Diego River Gorge, spring hasn't quite arrived yet at these elevation (around 5000ft/1500m). We went nevertheless, because the lower regions as well as the deserts of Southern … Continue reading Laguna Meadows
I've hiked Boden Canyon (two links, both to my photography website) before and also went up to Orozco Ridge from there. I've hiked the old Lower Santa Ysabel Truck Trail along the Santa Ysabel Creek gorge as well, and I knew this could be combined into a loop hike. Last Friday Fred and I were … Continue reading Pamo Valley / Boden Canyon Loop