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Moderately paced day hikes in San Diego County, California. A monthly happening for more than thirty years, formerly on the last Saturday of each month. Currently weekday hikes nearly every week, and some cross-posted hikes from other social media groups. Some GPX tracks and other information are posted at http://www.efgh.com/SDDH/

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Mission Bay parking is OPEN now! FREE Mission Bay Brisk Fitness Walk 5.4 miles!

These Wednesday Brisk Walks along Mission Bay sidewalks may be cancelled UNLESS allowed under updated SD City guidelines. Social Distancing still required, no kissing, touching or sharing items... Come exercise your body as well as unwind your mind on this 5.4 mile social fast walk along beautiful Mission Bay! BY 5:30pm today! Most everyone has so much fun on these that we have had multiple requests for more of them, so now will be weekly every Wednesday eve! We start from the Mission Bay Visitor's Center off Highway 5 just at the Southwest end of Clairemont Dr crossing over I5. Come away from that TV and your easy chair, come out stretch those legs in the fresh evening air? Happy people from other groups will be there... Most people will go the total about 5.4 mile brisk walk to South Shores and back. We may see a nice sunset along the way, very enjoyable sharing the stimulating exercise/visual experience with our lively vivacious group. Dress appropriate for the weather/temperature (any rain cancels), and wear very comfortable walking shoes. Bring a smile, bottle of water and maybe a joke ( I need some new improv material ). Meet on the South side of the MBay Visitor's Center building BY 5:30pm. We start walking South soon after so you may have to run to catch up

FREE Multi-groups Local Urban Trail Hike- Marian Bear Park ~ 4 miles

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Relatively easy mostly flat trail hike after initial short steep access down from the cul-de-sac at North end of Biltmore St. in North Clairemont. Wonderful initial forest-type canopy over the wide dirt trail alongside a little creek with ponds, until coming out into the main broad hiking trail in the center of San Clemente Canyon/Marion Bear Park. Many huge sycamores and oaks in this City open-space park with a wide main trail and small stream with some ponds that may have minnows and some orange crawdads if you are lucky/observant enough and go in the wetter season. Some birds so if you bring binos you may be able to ID different species. We saw a big hawks soaring overhead last time, and previously a little skink on trail- SKINK not skunk. Previously last year we saw lizards, rabbits, ducks, a rare iridescent golden bumble bee, a beehive, a huge great blue heron startled us on a previous hike there as it flew from a pond 15 feet away, and even a tiny snake last summer... Also we have had a closeup of a redhead woodpecker that popped out of its hollow and stared us down from the tree trunk close by the beehive. Great place to exercise walk and commune with nature for a little while as we tune out any noise from H52 which runs along the North side of San Clemente Canyon. There is some poison oak growing under the trees and off the trail, but we don't venture off the trail or into any bushes so we don't touch it. Meet us BY 1pm at the North end of Biltmore St, at the trailhead post on sidewalk there. Early parking in the cul-de-sac, later comers please park up the hill by Capehart St.. Please don't block anyone's driveway. Dress appropriate for the weather/temp ( any rain cancels ) and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a bottle of water and your camera, hat and sunscreen, binos if you like to see birds up close. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being on any event posted by this group! No organizer/host of this group is in any way liable for any injury or misfortune that could occur. Rsvping here confirms your acceptance of responsibility. Park bathroom is about halfway along this hike. None at trailhead.

Mission Bay parking is OPEN now! FREE Mission Bay Brisk Fitness Walk 5.4 miles!

These Wednesday Brisk Walks along Mission Bay sidewalks may be cancelled UNLESS allowed under updated SD City guidelines. Social Distancing still required, no kissing, touching or sharing items... Come exercise your body as well as unwind your mind on this 5.4 mile social fast walk along beautiful Mission Bay! BY 5:30pm today! Most everyone has so much fun on these that we have had multiple requests for more of them, so now will be weekly every Wednesday eve! We start from the Mission Bay Visitor's Center off Highway 5 just at the Southwest end of Clairemont Dr crossing over I5. Come away from that TV and your easy chair, come out stretch those legs in the fresh evening air? Happy people from other groups will be there... Most people will go the total about 5.4 mile brisk walk to South Shores and back. We may see a nice sunset along the way, very enjoyable sharing the stimulating exercise/visual experience with our lively vivacious group. Dress appropriate for the weather/temperature (any rain cancels), and wear very comfortable walking shoes. Bring a smile, bottle of water and maybe a joke ( I need some new improv material ). Meet on the South side of the MBay Visitor's Center building BY 5:30pm. We start walking South soon after so you may have to run to catch up

Mission Bay parking is OPEN now! FREE Mission Bay Brisk Fitness Walk 5.4 miles!

These Wednesday Brisk Walks along Mission Bay sidewalks may be cancelled UNLESS allowed under updated SD City guidelines. Social Distancing still required, no kissing, touching or sharing items... Come exercise your body as well as unwind your mind on this 5.4 mile social fast walk along beautiful Mission Bay! BY 5:30pm today! Most everyone has so much fun on these that we have had multiple requests for more of them, so now will be weekly every Wednesday eve! We start from the Mission Bay Visitor's Center off Highway 5 just at the Southwest end of Clairemont Dr crossing over I5. Come away from that TV and your easy chair, come out stretch those legs in the fresh evening air? Happy people from other groups will be there... Most people will go the total about 5.4 mile brisk walk to South Shores and back. We may see a nice sunset along the way, very enjoyable sharing the stimulating exercise/visual experience with our lively vivacious group. Dress appropriate for the weather/temperature (any rain cancels), and wear very comfortable walking shoes. Bring a smile, bottle of water and maybe a joke ( I need some new improv material ). Meet on the South side of the MBay Visitor's Center building BY 5:30pm. We start walking South soon after so you may have to run to catch up

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