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 […]

September Equinox

In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox, which this year was on the 23rd day of September. And just a couple days later, a glimpse of fall could already be spotted east of San Diego, 6,000 feet above sea level, in the Laguna Mountains on the eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest.   […]