THE FAR EAST: San Diego’s Mountains and Desert   2 comments

The same bright sun as at the beaches, but a landscape with no hint of the coast forming the county’s western edge.

The view plunges a full mile downward from the crest of the Laguna Mountains into the desert stretching to the Arizona state line.

The mountain scenes are poignant with stillness and subtle coloration.

Less than two hours from downtown San Diego and still well within the county boundaries, the vegetation exudes a distinctive light, sweet scent that I find only in the mountains.

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Posted February 28, 2012 by vblocker in Uncategorized

2 responses to “THE FAR EAST: San Diego’s Mountains and Desert

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  1. If you’re in the Poway area, Iron Mountain is a nice hike with a rewarding view at the top. The entrance is right off HWY 67. Bring water if you hike in the summer. On the weekends, parking will overflow to the shoulder along the highway.

  2. Thanks, Elan. When I first moved to San Diego in 1998, my Poway cousin took me up Iron Mountain on a beautiful day. By the way, I have no idea why my photos are staggered like that. I thought I inserted them so that they would be flush left with the text separating them.

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