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Moderately paced day hikes in San Diego County, California. A monthly happening for more than thirty-five 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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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. Any unvaccinated can wear their masks. Steve is fully Moderna vaccinated.

We require your first name and YOUR true recognizable face picture showing on your profile here, for attendance at my IN PERSON hikes!

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.

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 full acceptance of all responsibility.

Park bathroom is about halfway along this hike. None at trailhead.

Chollas Lake Wildlife Walk with a Ranger

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Take an easy 1.5 mile hike around Chollas Lake Park with a Park Ranger.

This walk will focus on birds and other wildlife of the Chollas Lake area.

This is an EASY hike with multiple stops, suitable for all ages with an elevation gain/loss of approximately 100 feet. We will be hiking on and off trails with some rocks, uneven surfaces and steps. *This walk is not stroller accessible. Bring water, sturdy shoes and sun protection.

Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome. Please bring extra water for your pet.

Meet at the north end of the Chollas Lake parking area (6350 College Grove Dr) near the bathrooms. *Allow extra time for parking. If the lot is full you will need to park on the street and walk in.

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Pamo Valley - Ramona

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6 miles, 400ft ascent. No hazards. No shade. Spotty cell service.

Description:
A very pretty out and back hike where the trail parallels Pamo Rd. in the San Dieguito River Park and is a section of the Coast to Crest Trail. Beautiful rolling hills and wildlife such as golden eagle, bluebirds, turkeys, woodpeckers and cows.

Meet at 9:00 AM at the parking area.
Leashed dogs are permitted. Restroom (Portable & clean).

Directions:
Google maps - Orosco Ridge Trailhead
Apple maps - Orosco Truck Trail
(33º[masked]' N 116º[masked]' W)
Meet in large parking lot just past the forest rte. Look out for the portable toilet.

From Lakeside take Hwy 67 north. In Ramona turn left on 78 (aka Tenth St, Pine St) then right on Haverford Rd. At the end of this road turn left onto Pamo Rd and go about 2.7 miles. The parking lot is on the left, just past a narrow road on the left (Forest Rte 12S04). Look for the toilet.

Wear good hiking shoes, dress in layers, take water, a snack, a hat and sunscreen.

CONTACT: Nick Burke cell [masked] e-mail: [masked]

FREE Mission Bay Brisk Fitness Walk 5 miles! Clairemont Dr @ Hwy 5 easy parking!

Come exercise your body as well as unwind your mind on this 5.4 mile social brisk walk along beautiful Mission Bay! BY 5:30pm today! Any unvaccinated folks can wear their masks. PLEASE GET VACCINATED! Steve is fully Moderna vaccinated.

We require your first name and YOUR true recognizable face picture showing on your profile here, for attendance at my IN PERSON hikes!

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 will go the total about 5.4 mile brisk walk to South Shores and back.

We may see a nice sunset after or along the way, very enjoyable sharing the stimulating exercise/visual experience with our lively loquacious 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 ).

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. Your rsvp YES here confirms your full acceptance of all responsibility for you and any guest.

Meet on the South side of the building now called Mission Bay Beach Club BY 5:30pm, near the blue metal BELL pole there. We start walking South soon after so you may have to run to catch up!

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Stonewall Peak

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