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Hike and Explore the Ramona Grasslands Preserve
Celebrate the Spring Equinox by exploring the wonders of the Ramona Grasslands Preserve. Eagles? Hawks? Other birds and critters? Wildflowers? Let's take a hike and find out! If you have been to Hawk Watch at the Begent Ranch, you know the area. If not, come explore. The Grasslands are just to the west, with similar territory - rolling hills, some woods - a great habitat for resident and migrating raptors and their favorite foods! We will head out on the 3 mile Wildflower Loop with an option for you to split off on the 1.1 mile Meadow Loop if you prefer a shorter walk. The trail is well-maintained dirt with some hilly areas on the Wildflower Loop. A map and more photos of the area are posted in the event album. Even more information is available here: Medium to long zooms may be best, and you may wish to put a shorter or longer lens in your bag depending on your interest in wildflowers (We can hope!) and/or birds in flight. For the hike, monopods are ok, but please leave tripods in your car as we may be sharing the trails with other hikers, horse riders, mountain bikers and possibly cows! NOTE: There is a portable toilet in the parking lot, and there is no water available onsite. Please plan accordingly! Good walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water bottle (FULL!) are advised. It could be cool at the start, but is likely to warm up, so clothing layers are recommended. There is limited shade on the trail and are no benches or tables along the way. If you are late or lost, we will be heading straight north and going clockwise on the Wildflower Loop. You can reach Janie at 858 395-6343. Please Note: By submitting a YES RSVP and participating in any PPS event, you agree that PPS, Organizers, and Event Hosts are NOT responsible for your safety or for any injury or damage to your person or your property, or that of your guest(s).You agree that you have read the instructions of the announcement and that you and your guest(s) are assuming all risks of participating in the event.

Ramona Grasslands Preserve

17278 Highland Valley Road · Ramona, CA


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Welcome to the Pacific Photographic Society of San Diego. We are an active hands-on photography group for all levels of photographers and for photographic expertise from novice to expert.

Our emphasis is on photography in the field and in the studio, as well as photo finishing, education and networking.

We offer our members a wide range of photography related events including several monthly photo shoots at various locations, seminars, classes, educational shoots and networking opportunities with other photographers.

We welcome all photographers from beginner to professional and seek to provide an environment that is friendly, professional and enriching for all.

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