Close Call

June 28 – my birthday – since my family is currently traveling abroad, I had the day to myself and one of my favorite things to do, is hiking the Laguna Mountains. While at 6,000 feet elevation, it’s only a 30 minute drive from my home, but with temperatures above 90 degrees and uncommonly high […]


WildcatFire June 17, 8:00pm According to CalFire, on June 17, 2015 at 8:50 pm, the Wildcat Fire burning at Wildcat Canyon Rd and Barona Rd, east of Fernbrook is at 150 acres with 10% contained. Serious air support started at about 6:30 pm – about 90min after the fire started – and lasted until 7:30 pm. This short video […]

Dawn to Dusk

San Diego Country Estates, commonly referred to as the Estates, is located in the San Vicente Valley, bordered on all sides by rolling hills with the exception of the prominent Mount Gower, located in Cleveland National Forest. There are only three main entrances and exits into the estates via the San Vicente Road, Old Julian […]