Mission Bay: San Diego


We will be walking around Mission Bay, in about 12 miles 'n change, as the proverbial gull flies.

We'll be going by way of Sea World & Fiesta Island...


Allow for about 4 hours 'n change...


If it rains... dust storm, water spout, etc... the deal's off.


Some of the wildlife that may be encountered:

· Barracuda (somewhat rare species)

· Cougar

· Impala

· Jaguar

· Mustang

Although these beasts are seen as domestic: do not touch them. They are still wild animals.


TRAIL INTERSECTIONS:

They have about a 28 - 35 second crossing time. Also, this is where most wildlife encounters will occur.

If there is a great migration, we will have to cross in groups so as not to look like a herd of wildebeest (gnu) stampeding across a crocodile infested river.


We will be following the Bayside path that encircles the bay & takes us by Pacific & Mission Beaches...then along by way of Sea World (the sky tower will be visible as we circle the bay) and Fiesta Island.


Wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes will be fine for this pilgrimage.

This is the prefect trail to try out new equipment and boots. Bring extra shoes to change into if trying new boots for the first time.

There is a lot to see and may be sudden & frequent stops for print making, so bring a camera.


Chew toys:

Be sure to bring a hat, to wear, not to eat.

The eating of one's own hat; or anyone else's for that matter, is considered bad form.

Bring a couple bottles of water, more if you like & something to chew on... (do not chew on your nails {see eating one's own hat description above}...).

Peanut Butter Cups or See's Chocolate See Gars are more than acceptable to bring and chew on !!!

(... anytime of the day...)

Do NOT sink your fangs into anyone else's neck or anywhere else for that matter. This is also considered bad form & should be avoided.


Leave your 8 track players at home.

Work the crowd & talk to the rest of the group...

I will hear your confessions, as necessary...



GETTING THERE:

Hwy 5 south:

Exit Balboa/Garnet Ave, you will be on Mission Bay Drive.

Turn right on Balboa, keep left and take Grand Ave/Garnet.

Turn Left on Lamont St.

Turn right on Crown Point Dr.

The park will be on your left, next to the water.

Turn on Moorland Dr. and head down into the park.


From Hwy 5 north:

Exit Grand Ave./Garnet.

Turn left on Grand Ave.

Turn left on Lamont St.

Turn right on Crown Point Dr.

The park will be on your left, next to the water.

Turn on Moorland Dr. and head down into the park.


THE CHEAP SEATS:

There are water fountains, benches and necessary facilities along the route...


PARKING:

There is plenty of parking in the car park & on the surrounding streets.


We will meet in Crown Point Park at the intersection of Moorland & Corona Oriente, at 7:45 am & start at 8:00 am, on the snout.


Do NOT bring your dogs, cats, canaries, drama, +1’s or other pets.


No whining, sassing or throwing looks.


Rules of the road & proper etiquette:

Walking, up hill has the right of way; downhill yields to uphill.

Runners, yield to all walkers & horses.

Bikes, yield to all walkers & horses.

Horses have right of way on all accounts.


Showing off:

Getting to the top first or being the fastest on the trail:  no one cares.

It's about the experience, scenery & friends...


If you decide to go off on your own: you will be on your own.

Let someone know should you decide to bow out early...


CLUB POLICY:

No +1's or extra guests.

If you want to bring a friend along, local or long distance, just have them join the club.

This is an "at your own risk" event on lands accessible to the general public.

By joining this event: YOU are responsible for your conduct and safety and agree to free the event organizer, Inland Empire Outdoor Adventurers, any other organizers and agents associated with the club from any and all liability.


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