Monday, September 7, 2009

Back at Pio Pico

On the 3rd we moved back to Thousand Trails Pio Pico between Jamul and Chula Vista California. It’s been beautiful here, high 80’s with the great Pio Pico breeze. For the first time we are staying on the south side of the park. The south side has all of the full hook-up sites, the store, along with both the family and adult pools. Of course because of that there are a lot more people on this side of the park! It’s been fun, especially with Labor Day weekend, lots of activities and people to watch, however today we are watching a lot of them pack up and head back home since the holiday is over.

We’ve been doing a lot of walking up in the hills around the park. There is a dirt/gravel road that seems to go for miles through the hills, on my mapping program it is called Otay Mountain Truck Trail. There are even old concave mirrors along the way so trucks could see around the bends! Nowadays I think it is predominately used by the Boarder Patrol, 4-wheelers and hikers. Dave hikes a lot further than Cheye & I, he’s been going about 2.5 miles with an elevation gain of about 1,400 feet!. Cheye indicated that she didn’t feel up to climbing that many hills ;o) so she and I go a shortened version on the hills and then hoof it around the north side of Pio Pico… a very pleasant walk.

Top: beautiful sunset yesterday
Top left: the hills we have been hiking.
Bottom right: Dave (really blurry in insert) coming back from his hike
Below: sunrise a couple days ago.
Video: slide show of pics taken while hiking

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