In early November, we'll be headed down a little known goat path into the least traveled portion of Rose Canyon, near the 805. There are many environments and habitats down there seldom walked by hikers or bikers. From urban chaparral canyons to coastal sage scrub bluffs and down into the many stepped riparian environments of Rose Creek, we'll aim for a loop down the canyon and back, stopping on what flora and fauna catch our eyes.
Late fall / early winter is a time when there won't be much in bloom, but there will still be a enough characters to identify our native plants. This trip is a good time and place to scout for a return trip next March or April when the contrast will be astonishing (provided we get some moisture this winter). We'll focus on plant identification characteristics and family features during the off season, using guides and group knowledge.
CARPOOL: Due to the central location of the trailhead and ample street parking along Foley St., carpool will only be offered to those using public transportation. The most ideal location and time for public transport (bus, trolley, or ride share) is to meet at Fashion Valley Transit Center in Mission Valley between 7:20 and 7:35 AM. You must message me that you want to carpool from this or another location (Central San Diego only, please) so that we can make it work.