I have not posted pictures of our hike to Mission Trails Park in San Diego. A group of my friends, all former co-workers, get together either for a 'Kaffeeklatsch' - which means having coffee and cake and gossiping about this and that while working on our crafts, be it knitting, quilting or painting - or to go on hikes. Three outings so far. I had posted about the last one to the Penasquitos Canyon. This time we met at the north-east entrance to Mission Trails Regional park. We parked at the Kumeyaay Campground and walked towards the Old Mission Dam. The Dam is a historic landmark and was built to supply the Mission San Diego de Alcala with water around 1815. We walked around a small loop trail and enjoyed the view of the dam from two sides.
Then we took the Father Junipero Serra Trail to walk about 2 miles towards the Information Center. On our way we passed the Climbers Loop Trail, which gives access to the Kwaay Paay mountain rock climbing area. Isn't that cool. Right in the middle of the city you find these large granite rocks and people really rock climbing. The Information Center also totally surprised me. It is really worth a visit. We enjoyed great views from the terrace, the library is so welcoming, you would just want to sit and relax and there was a wonderful photo exhibit in the lobby. Definitely a place to visit with kids. Of course, we then had to walk back all the way and it had heated up quite a bit. I was so glad to see our car - a breakfast/brunch was planned - and a cold glass of orange juice beckoning.
Image via Wikipedia
We have many more hiking destinations planned here in San Diego in fall, it's kind of too hot now.