Wilderness-Lite Hike Saturday Feb 29

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Wilderness-Lite Hike for Saturday February 29, 2020
Mission Valley Car Pool 7:30 if there is one
Celebrate Leap Day with a nice walk on the Poway Trail System. We start at the ball field located at the junction of Espola Rd and Valle Verde.  From the I-15 exit Rancho Bernardo Rd and go East. This road changes to Espola Rd. When you reach the traffic light at Valle Verde turn left. You will see a baseball field. The parking area for this field is reached just off St Andrews which is the first left turn from Valle Verde.

There are a couple of moderate climbs and one ditch along the way so trekking pols could be useful. A nice stop at Bernardo Winery is included. After our time at the winery we will head back our staging area either by using Valle Verde or the more pleasant and winding trail system. Note: to avoid a rather tedious section of this hike we will car shuttle from the staging area to another parking area just off Espola Rd on Old Coach Rd. Neither parking area requires a parking pass. Total distance is about six miles, which can be shortened to a little under five by taking Valle Verde back to the cars after leaving the winery.

We leave the staging area at 8:30 and should be back to the cars prior to one. Weather is expected to be sunny with a high of 73. Dress accordingly with sun protection. Water can be refilled at the winery.

Any questions call Ray at 760-644-1648.