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Blue Sky Reserve

  • May 8, 2014 · 5:30 PM
  • Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

The hike: The out-and-back hike starts along an old unpaved road (The Green Valley Truck Trail) through a riparian habitat. After a mile the trail turns uphill and climbs for a bit less than two miles to the top of the Ramona Dam.  Distance to the dam and back is 5 miles with 800 foot elevation change. Walking time is about two hours.

Needed: Good hiking shoes, sun protection and water are highly recommended (it might be warm). Depending on actual starting time and our pace, we may or may not make it all the way to the dam since we need to be back by sunset to retrieve cars before the parking lot is locked.

About Blue Sky: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined creek provide an inviting escape for a nature walk. The trails are open to the public free of charge during daylight hours.

Please be on time as we will be leaving on time.

DIRECTIONS FROM I-15 TAKE RANCHO BERNARDO ROAD EXIT, HEAD EAST ON RANCHO BERNARDO ROAD/ESPOLA ROAD FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE MILES. BLUE SKY RESERVE IS ON ESPOLA ROAD, APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF THE OLD COACH ROAD/BRIDLEWOOD ROAD TRAFFIC LIGHT INTERSECTION.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike. First time there. thanks very much.

    May 13, 2014

  • Norm

    Thanks Jim nice pics. Thanks Kay.

    May 12, 2014

  • Kay

    Great hike, thank you Jim! Have a wonderful trip. Norm it's great to have you back my friend. Good times at Costco. It's becoming our regular stop on Thursdays. :)

    May 8, 2014

  • Stacey

    I also got stuck. Just moved and cable was supposed to be here by 4:00. I was hoping I was finally going to be able to join one of these wonderful hikes. Hope everyone was safe and had a great time.

    May 8, 2014

  • Claudette

    Sorry Guys, am stuck at the office can't make tonight's hike. Leon can relate MOB........

    May 8, 2014

  • Claudia P.

    Not feeling well today, some kind of stomach thing. Would love to make this one, it sounds beautiful but I'm going to have to bow out until next week.

    May 8, 2014

  • Joan

    Thursday, not Wednesday? I'm out of the loop.

    May 6, 2014

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