It's the New Year and the days are already hurrying by, but let's regroup, enjoy nature, burn some holiday calories and share some creative conversations. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is just north of Lake Poway, and contains a beautiful mix of wetlands, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats. Our trail runs through the reserve, leading up to the Lake Ramona Dam. The first half of this hike is flat and the second half involves some steep climbing. View, snack, and a victory photo await on the top!
Where: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway
When: Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 a.m.
Distance: 5 miles, approximately 3 hours
Elevation Change: 800 feet
Dog-Friendly: Yes (leashed)
Scenery: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Trail, 14961-15091 Green Valley Truck Trail, Poway, CA 92064 (map)
Directions & Parking: From I-15, take the Rancho Bernardo Road exit and head east on Rancho Bernardo Road. Continue as Rancho Bernardo Road turns into Espola Road. Approximately 3.2 miles from I-15 as Espola Road begins to curve south you will find the entrance to Blue Sky Ecological Reserve on the left.
Email Petra to sign up here: firstname.lastname@example.org Interested in carpooling? Let me know in the email.
Please wear appropriate shoes, bring plenty of water, sun protection and a snack. Remember, hike at your own risk.