Chula Vista, CA
January 29, 2016
Our last hike in San Diego was the Hollenbeck Canyon Trail just off Honey Springs Road in Jamul, CA. It is about a 21 mile drive from the KOA.
This is a popular biking trail as well so there are lots of choices on trails to take and miles to hike. We first did this hike last year and somehow missed a turn that would have taken us on a loop, actually a lollipop loop. This year we were determined, well hoped, we would get it right. And we did!
The trail we hiked was just under 5 miles. It felt good to lace up the hiking boots again.
The first portion of the trail is an open meadow.
Next comes my favorite...a trail shaded by gigantic oak trees and lined with luscious green grass. Both these sections make up what I refer to as the stick on the lollipop. Nice since you get to do that part twice!
It's too early for alot of color...just hints of whites and yellows with a dash of purple every now and then.
The grass was cool to the touch, smelled so fresh, and fun to watch dancing in the breeze.
On our way out, we had time to play. It's been a long while since I have climbed a tree...
The loop is not shady at all. Southern girls "mist" rather than perspire...but not this day! A full blown sweat! We climbed and used some muscles that needed a good workout.
We took our time, drank lots of water and admired the view.
Until next time, happy days and...