Palomar Mountain Loop Hike

Alex and I went for a Saturday morning loop hike at Palomar Mountain. We hiked at Palomar Mountain many times but rarely do so in the actual State Park because dogs aren’t allowed on the trails there. This time we left Toni at home to check out a loop hike in Palomar Mountain State Park that Alex had found through Scott Turner, the co-author of “Afoot & Afield in San Diego County”.

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Torrey Pines Wildflower Season

Guy Fleming Trail/Torrey Pines in Spring, San Diego, California. March 2017.

In mid March, the trails at Torrey Pines are seamed with wildflowers, thanks to plenty of winter rains. We took a walk in the late afternoon, first on the Guy Fleming Trail, then on the Parry’s Grove Trail. My photos below will give you a good impression of what the trails look like during this time of the year.

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Leavitt/Sonora/Dunderberg (7 photos)

Fall Colors at Dunderberg Meadows, Lee Vining, California, September 2016.

After the morning stop at Mono Lake we continued further north on Highway 395. We hiked a bit at Leavitt Meadows and then drove up Sonora Pass Road. On the way back we had late lunch in Bridgeport and then briefly stopped at Dunderberg Meadows again – I was hoping to get better photos of the fall colored Aspens, backlit while the sun was still higher. The sun was a bit too low for that already actually.

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Sunset at Dunderberg Meadows (3 photos)

Fall color trees at sunset, Dunderberg Meadows near Conway Summit/Bridgeport, Mono County, California. September 2016.

The clouds that began to move in towards the end of our Red Cones hike looked promising so we went out for sunset. I had fond memories of Dunderberg Meadows and the colorful Aspen trees there. I was hoping to be able to combine them with a colorful sunset!

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