Monthly Archives: February 2013

118 – Beach Walk, Torrey Pines Natural Reserve

Below the trails along the high cliffs of Torrey Pines are miles and miles of beautiful beach to be explored, so guess where we spent the afternoon!

Having a great time, wish you were here

Having a great time, wish you were here


We were walking in sunshine, and it felt glorious! Go here – http://www.torreypine.org/ – for information on the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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117 – Guy Fleming Trail, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Details, details, details! Sharing the Guy Fleming Trail with Jerre and Newt, this hike at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve seemed all about the details. From early Spring wildflowers, a perigren falcon, a roadrunner, squirrels, and, don’t forget, the beautiful ocean views, this hike was full of joyful details.

Along the trail with Newt and Jerre

Along the trail with Newt and Jerre


Go here – http://www.torreypine.org/parks/trails.html – for information about the trails at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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116 – Razor Point Trail, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

What a delight to hike the Razor Point Trail at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve with in search of early spring blooms and an ocean view.

At Razor Point

At Razor Point


Go here – http://www.torreypine.org/parks/trails.html – for information about the trails at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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115 – Hellhole Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

This was a 5-1/2 mile in and back trail through Hellhole Canyon to the lovely Maidenhair Falls. Including such happenings as being attacked by a jumping jolla cactus, passing through a palm oasis and climbing over giant boulders in order to reach the lovely Maidenhair Falls, this was one very spectacular hike!

Hellhole Canyon trailhead

Hellhole Canyon trailhead


For more information on the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, go here – http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638 – and for more information on the Hellhole Canyon trail to Maidenhair Falls, go here – http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/hellhole-canyon-trail-maidenhair-falls-anza-borrego-desert/.

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114 – San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you find yourself visiting the San Diego/Escondido area, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is definitely worth a visit. Covering miles and miles of trail, we spent nearly an entire day there as we explored the animal area and gardens.

Feeding the birds

Feeding the birds


I generally find it very sad to see caged animals in a park, but even I was impressed with the lifestyle the animals have at this particular facility. Go here – http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/ – for more information on the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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113 – Cabrillo National Monument & Point Loma Lighthouse

Off we set to visit family in the San Diego area and explore some new trails.

In the air . . .

In the air . . .

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After a wonderful lunch, we covered a few miles of trails as we explored the grounds at the Cabrillo National Monument and visited the the Point Loma Lighthouse.

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112 – Nooksack River Dike Trail

Enjoying soaring eagles and hawks as we hiked along the Nooksack River Dike Trail, we hiked along the trail running from the Slater Road bridge to the Marine Drive bridge and back.

Nooksack River Dike Trailhead - Slater Road Bridge

Nooksack River Dike Trailhead – Slater Road Bridge


I’ve hiked this trail before. Go here – https://60before60.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/28-nooksack-river-dike-trail/ – for more photos and information.

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111 – Miranda Ridge

Taking advantage of the afternoon sunshine, we re-visited the trails along Miranda Ridge.

Miranda Ridge Trailhead

Miranda Ridge Trailhead

The views were absolutely stellar all along this hike.

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110 – Shelter Bay Marina, Martha’s Beach & Warren Beach

In the Shelter Bay area for a visit with my good friend Dena, she took me on a wonderful tour.

(pic by Dena) On Martha's Beach

(pic by Dena) On Martha’s Beach

We explored the Shelter Bay Marina and walked for miles along the beaches at Martha’s Beach and Warren Beach.

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109 – Alger Alp (Little Baldy)

Alger Alp, known as Little Baldy by the locals, is one of my favorite hikes. The view point on top of Alger Alp can be reached by a series of trails starting from Squires Lake, or by the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) from the Alger Cain Lake Road. For this hike, we started at the trailhead along the Alger Cain Lake Road.

Alger Alp Trailhead

Alger Alp Trailhead


Go here – https://60before60.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/02-alger-alp-little-baldy/ – to view photos from one my previous hikes to the top of Alger Alp.

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