Sweetwater River Gorge Field Trip

Sweetwater River Gorge 11979 Singer Ln, Spring Valley, CA, United States

(Thomas Guide: 1271-J6 / GPS: 32.734503, -116.941048) Rating: Moderate to Difficult (uneven dirt trails) This area is a rich stream habitat surrounded by native chaparral and sage scrub. Directions: From I-5, I-805, or I-15, take Hwy. 94 east; stay on Hwy. 94 as … Continue reading

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Field Trip

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park 11261 Highway 79, Descanso, CA, United States

(Thomas Guide:  429- L3 / GPS: 32.95947,-116.57924) Rating: Moderate to Hard (roads, dirt trails, parts rocky, parts steep incline) Directions: From San Diego, take I-8 east and exit north on Hwy 79.  Continue approximately 12 miles to the Paso Pacacho Campground on … Continue reading

Live Oak County Park/Los Jilgueros Preserve / Annual PAS Picnic

Live Oak County Park/Los Jilgueros Preserve 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA, United States

A Fallbrook Adventure!  GPS: 33.362626, -117.206300 Rating: Easy Our target birds here are the Band-tailed Pigeons and Wood Ducks. Lewis's Woodpeckers have also been seen here at this time of the year. Directions: Take I-15 north to the Fallbrook/E Mission Exit … Continue reading

Agua Dulce Creek Field Trip

Agua Dulce Creek Wooded Hill Road, Mount Laguna, CA, United States

GPS: 32.853641, -116.435702 Rating: Moderate to Hard (dirt trails, parts rocky, parts some incline, cross a stream) Directions: We will meet at the old parking area for Agua Dulce Creek Group camp. Driving east on I-8, and after Pine Valley, … Continue reading

Wm Heise County Park/Santa Ysabel Mission Field Trip

Wm Heise County Park 4945 Heise Park Road, Julian, CA, United States

 GPS: 33.040154, -116.593526 Rating: Moderate to Hard (roads, dirt trails, parts rocky, parts steep incline) Directions: From Escondido take Hwy 78 east (from San Diego take Hwy 67 east) to Ramona, then Hwy 78 toward Julian, past Santa Ysabel.  After … Continue reading

Palomar Mountain Field Trip

Palomar Mountain State Park 19952 State Park Rd, Palomar, CA, United States

GPS:  33.341822,-116.901355 Rating: Moderate (uneven mountain trail, elevation climb) Directions: This field trip will start from the parking lot at Doane Pond. Leave the Escondido area before 7 a.m. From I-15, take Highway 76 east to Highway S6, north to Palomar … Continue reading

Lake Murray Field Trip

Lake Murray Community Park 6320 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego, CA, United States

GPS: 32.790891,-117.046076 Rating: Easy to Moderate (Dirt & Paved city park trails) Directions: Take I-8 east to the Lake Murray Blvd. Exit and proceed 1 mile north (right turn) to Baltimore Drive. Turn left and drive about 1 mile to … Continue reading