May 2023 Activity: Laguna Meadows in Spring

Evening light on the meadows along the Big Laguna Trail, Laguna Mountains, California.

Please join SCPS chair Alexander S. Kunz for a photo hike in San Diego’s Laguna Mountains. May and June are the best months for springtime impressions of San Diego County at these higher elevations. The hike combines a part of the Big Laguna Trail with the Sunset Trail and the scenery includes chaparral, open meadows, forest expansive views to the west.

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March 2023 Activity: Carmel Mountain Preserve

Join us for a hike through coastal chaparral at the Carmel Mountain Preserve. This location holds a couple of natural and restored vernal pools, a temporary wetland habitat that has become incredibly rare in San Diego County. Most vernal pool habitat has been destroyed by development. What little remains is often highly protected and fenced. The Carmel Mountain Preserve is one of the few locations where vernal pools can be observed and appreciated safely and legally, from the trails.

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January 2023 Activity: Sunset at Broken Hill

Please join us for a sunset photography session at Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. This location provides an opportunity to take stunning sunset photos over the Pacific Ocean with the eroding sandstone bluffs and local flora as a foreground. There is no location like this in Southern California. Weather projections are for partly cloudy skies that evening, so conditions could be very favorable for this unique photo.

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