The ultimate goal of these hikes are to complete a 6 to 14 mile hike to the historic Goat Canyon Trestle, which is the world's largest wooden trestle, located in East San Diego county. We hope to do this hike in March 2018, as too soon and it will be wet, and too late it will be too hot. However, one does not complete such a task without conditioning and training. Therefore, this will be the first hike to train for the culminating hike.
Weather permitting, the eighth of these hikes will be along the bay, where we will go from the National City Depot (http://www.sdera.org/depot.php) (if we plan ahead we can even have a docent give us a tour of the building before the hike) to Tin Fish at the end of the Imperial Beach Pier ( Route map (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/San+Diego+Electric+Railway+Association,+922+W+23rd+St,+National+City,+CA+91950/Tin+Fish,+Seacoast+Drive,+Imperial+Beach,+CAemail@example.com,-117.1089465,747m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m39!4m38!1m30!1m1!1s0x80d952691b25e53b:0x75d7272e0b6c86ea!2m2!1d-117.1114897!2d32.6602191!3m4!1m2!1d-117.1042907!2d32.6344328!3s0x80d94d8d5aa65677:0x9d3538e9e1f4809d!3m4!1m2!1d-117.1078284!2d32.629528!3s0x80d94d93c7ab826b:0x5e83a6e52ea673e6!3m4!1m2!1d-117.0966104!2d32.6254064!3s0x80d94dc207a25275:0xef9a533d18ae7d07!3m4!1m2!1d-117.1179927!2d32.5912986!3s0x80d94c504577ce23:0xcdc2778796b6c9b!3m4!1m2!1d-117.1297671!2d32.583949!3s0x80d94cf71a6de217:0xf69d04807131cce5!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d94cf404973b77:0xd365a4a89f41a51c!2m2!1d-117.137216!2d32.579569!3e2) ). This will be 9.7 miles over relatively flat terrain, largely following the route of the Coronado Belt Line (https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014/dec/19/stringers-sign/#). Once there we can have a meal at the end of the pier (http://www.thetinfishrestaurants.com/the-tin-fish-restaurant-imperial-beach-ca-on-the-fishing-pier/). Transportation can be provided to those who left their vehicle at National City Depot.
Wear comfortable shoes and bring hydration.