Mission Valley Car Pool 7:30 if there is one
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.