In many places in San Diego, there’s water running right now where there isn’t any water at all usually – and the Del Mar Mesa Preserve is no exception, of course. Rivulets run across the trails – or the entire trail is a rivulet. The combination of lichen-covered twigs and the litter of small leaves from all the Scrub Oaks keeps the water from draining more quickly (I should’ve brought a gardening hoe!). Water is pooling on the trails. It’s quite lovely actually to hear the murmuring streams everywhere. :-)
Here are some photos from a morning visit to the tunnel trails this morning. In one spot the trail was flooded so much that I had to turn around. I found another trail that went a bit up from the canyon bottom, which was better. There’s so much fresh and wild green there right now, it’s fantastic…
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