With our move to Rancho Bernardo last year in November we’ve gotten closer to the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, an oak-lined riparian canyon through which the old and gated “Green Valley Truck Trail” passes. It also connects to the reservoirs of Lake Ramona and Lake Poway, opening up some serious hiking possibilities. Some people hike from the Blue Sky Reserve to Lake Poway, and from there all the way up to Mount Woodson and the famous “Potato Chip Rock“.
This is not something I’d do with our little and now 13 year old pooch Toni anymore of course – but in the morning, even in Summer (hey, September 1st is still well within Summer for Southern California…) it’s great for a little morning walk. The reserve does have an astonishing amount of plants, and some that I hardly see anywhere else around here, like little Maidenhair Ferns and Wild Grape Vines (I’ll have photos of those later;-).
And on a foggy morning in particular, there’s a view (or perhaps, the lack of!) from the “Torretto Overlook Trail” into the canyon that is mysterious and simply wonderful – and the Sycamore trees had just the right color, too!* Here are three photos, from today, September 1st, for a change!
Don’t you just love an ambiguous post title? ;-)
*) Sycamores with their huge leaves require a lot of water, so their foliage begins to turn color in late summer already when moisture becomes increasingly rare, even in the canyons.Thanks for reading! You can stay up to date with my blogposts and subscribe via email (the subscription form opens in a new browser window/tab). It's easy as pie! :-)
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