November 2019 Activity: Fall Color Hike at Palomar Mountain

Black Oak in fall, Palomar Mountain, November 2011.

Please join our vice chair Alexander S. Kunz for a fall-color hike on Palomar Mountain’s Observatory Trail. The hike is about 4 miles (out and back) with an estimated 650 feet of elevation change. We start at the Observatory Campground day-use parking area and hike to where the trail meets Canfield Road, near the entrance to the Observatory. We hike back the way we came.

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September 2019 Activity: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Join our president Steve Cirone for our September 2019 photo activity: we visit the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM) in Vista. The museum features far more than just antique gas & steam engines – the exhibits also include barns, blacksmith & wheelwright shops, metal arts facility, a model railroad, and more. You can find the full list of exhibits on their website (engines may not run at all times but most exhibits are open on Saturdays, which is the day we’ll go).

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August 2019 Activity 2: Night Photography at Cuyamaca Lake

Duane Bazzel - Milky Way & Jeffrey Pine Silhouette

Since clouds botched our first attempt for night & Milky Way photography in June, we’re giving it another go at the end of August. Please join the club’s own Duane Bazzel and Mark Ochenduszko for a summer evening photographing the Milky Way at Cuyamaca Lake. Details below.

As usual, this is not a Sierra Club outing. You may join up, leave, participate at your will on the scheduled evening. Please continue reading for the details.

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August 2019 Activity: Dragonflies at Santee Lakes with Steve Cirone

Announcing the Sierra Club Photo Section August 2019 Activity: Photographing Dragonflies at Santee Lakes with our president Steve Cirone.

As usual, this is not a Sierra Club outing. You may join up, leave, participate at your will on the scheduled evening. Please continue reading for the details.

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July 2019 Activity: Japanese Friendship Garden

Stepping stones and yellow blossoms in the Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden San Kei En is an oasis of serenity amidst the buzzing activity of Balboa Park. It is full of beautiful details, plants, water features including a Koi pond, nice paths, and art. For our July 2019 activity, please join us for a contemplative walk through the garden with our vice chair Alexander S. Kunz.

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March 2019 Activity: Los Penasquitos Canyon Hike

Sycamore bending over a single track hiking trail, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, San Diego, California, July 2018.

Join us for our March 2019 photographic activity – we’re going for a hike in the riparian woodlands of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve with Photo Section vice-president Alexander S. Kunz. Trails at the preserve wind through a beautiful canopy of oaks and sycamores, and along the creek that forms quiet pools and ponds here and there.

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