Learning about local history, specifically about the Battle of San Pasqual. Join the Wikimedians from the San Diego Wikimedians User Group ( https://www.meetup.com/wikiSoCal/events/252309999/ ), and fellow bronies, as we tour locations related to the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Pasqual ). This will be similar to a staff ride event ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staff_ride ).
We will start the day at Starbucks, before driving to the trail head of Battle Mountain Trail, and make our way up the 800+ feet to the cross atop the mountain (which was erected in 1966). Then we will travel the route of the Army of the West through Pasqual Valley (stopping by San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park), before going to south Escondido to the San Dieguito River Park and hike the Mule Hill Trail. The planned route of travel can be found here:
Wear comfortable clothing, and good hiking shoes, as we will start the day with a hike up a 803 foot hill ( https://www.100peaks.com/blog/2010/04/23/battle-mountain-peak-34-a-colorful-past-in-rancho-bernardo ).
Before the event, it is suggested that one acquaint themselves with the battle by reading through the sources utilized on the Wikipedia page, including (but not limited to) the 1921 book by Coy, the California State Military Museum page on the battle, and the article published about the battle from the U.S. Army's Center of Military History.
The event page on Wikipedia can be found here: