Sage Creek/Coyote Run – 9:00am
From Leader Chris Shaw:
Join us for this pleasant 3 mile loop through the hills of Daley Ranch. We’ll hike among the beautiful meadows and ponds that characterize the Ranch. Many flowers are still blooming. This is a mostly easy to moderate hike with an elevation change of around 400 ft. We’ll start with the hikers-only “Chaparral Trail,” a short nature trail with educational placards describing the area and some of the local flora, then meet up with the Sage Creek Trail. If there’s interest in the group, we’ll take a short side-track to the Old Water Tower before heading back down via the less-used Coyote Run Trail. The Creek Crossing Trail will offer up some short, moderate hills to finish us off back at the cars in time for the Sierra Club North County group picnic at noon. Bring 2 quarts of water, snack, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. We’ll meet at 9:00am sharp at the La Honda trailhead: From Interstate 15, take the El Norte Parkway exit in Escondido. Go east four miles to La Honda Drive, turn left, drive one mile to Daley Ranch entrance and park in dirt lot on left.
Please rsvp with the leader via text message or email.
Contact info is available at the hike’s info page: http://www.sierraleaderssd.net/SDOSOWeb.asp?OutingIdOfEventCalendar=15369
7am North Boulder Loop Hike
From Leader Linda Olow:
Let’s check out the northern Boulder Loop. We’ll head up to the kiosk then pick up Cougar Ridge and return via Crest Trail. There’s a lovely view of the valley from the kiosk. Perhaps we’ll see small toads along the way. They were out this morning! Also, lots of native plants are still in bloom. You’ll see the Bush Monkeyflower in hues of red, orange and yellow. See if you can find yellow Rush-Rose or Coastal Goldenbush in bloom. Or deerweed. This will be a friendly slow-paced hike.
We’ll meet at the parking lot across from the Dixon Lake entrance.
Contact info is available at the hike’s info page: http://www.sierraleaderssd.net/SDOSOWeb.asp?OutingIdOfEventCalendar=15371