Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Where I'm staying here in Boulder City, Nevada [20 miles east of Las Vegas] is right on the edge of the River Mountains. On Saturday my friend Wayne and I took a hike on the River Mountain Trail leaving from the trail head on the west side of town.
This picture, of Wayne, is taken near the high-point of the trail. [looking east]
One of the mountain sheep we saw on the way up.
Las Vegas in the distance from the high-point.[looking west]
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Though this warning sign was right at the trail head I didn't see it until after I got back. After thinking about this a bit it seems like it's not a big risk for me but I'll probably carry pepper spray in the future.
The first half of the trail has some mild elevation changes.
Most of the elevation gain, to nearly 1200 ft, is on a power line access road and then the final trail to the summit. The road was like walking on ball bearings on the way down.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The view from the visitor center observation deck.
You can learn more about the park at:
As you can see there are still a lot of trails for me to explore in the park.
Friday, November 9, 2012
As shown above there are three trolley lines that surround downtown and the greater San Diego area. I started on the E Street Station Blue Line about seven miles south of downtown. I changed to the Green Line at the 12th & Imperial Station and rode it to the Grossmont Station where I changed to the Orange Line which I rode back to the 12th & Imperial Station. Then I was able to get back on the Blue Line for the ride back to the E Street Station in Chula Vista.
The San Diego Trolley
Friday, November 2, 2012
Just a few of the attractions that are here include:
San Diego Aerospace Museum
San Diego Art Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum
Spreckles Organ Pavilion
San Diego Automotive Muesum
So there are many days of adventures here...
I'm sure I'll be back another day to tour the Model Railroad Museum.
A horn player near one of the fountains. He sounded pretty good.
Pretty amazing details on many of these buildings.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I'll give it another try sometime but will ride the trolley downtown instead. It sounds like I can take my bike on the trolley so I plan to bike from a downtown station over to Balboa Park for a look around.
The whole ride round trip was about 16 miles with about 10 of that on the Bayshore Bikeway.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I got just lost enough on this hike to make it interesting. The picture below shows in red the rout I'd intended to take to the top and the blue line shows the track that I actually took. Somehow on the way up I got diverted way over to the main summit trail.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Yesterday I hiked up McGinty Mountain about 15 miles east of San Diego and near the small town of Jamul. The round trip hike is about 3.5 miles with about a thousand foot elevation gain from the trail head to the summit.