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”.
We spent the day after our 20 Lakes Basin hike more leisurely, at Bishop Creek Canyon, where we encountered plenty of fall colors. They worked well with the bright and sunny day, which really made the trees glow when viewed from the right angle.
Pastures, acres, trees and distant forested hills near St. Peter in Germany’s Black Forest region. From our vacation last year in May/June.
Mid-November hike to Cuyamaca Peak for sunset. All of the once beautiful forest on the east-facing slopes of Rancho Cuyamaca State Park burned in the 2003 “Cedar Fire” and the old trees were all destroyed. The area is slowly recovering since, but it will take many more years until the forest will return to its previous splendor – if ever.