3.19.2009

Storm Canyon



One great thing about San Diego's location is that you have the ocean, mountains and desert all within an hour or two of each other. Here is an early morning photo taken from a view point in the mountains of Storm Canyon before we descended to the desert.

People have lived in San Diego County for over 10,000 years. Storm Canyon was one of the routes used by Kumeyaay/Diegueño people during their season migrations.

Some Kumeyaay/Diegueño bands lived in the mountains in the summer, then traveled to the desert to spend winter in the warmer climate. Every spring they carried baskets of dried fish, yucca, melons, beans, and other desert foodstuffs up the canyon to their summer mountain retreat.

In 1857, mail bound for San Diego traveled through Storm Canyon. A San Francisco newspaper joked about San Diego’s "Jackass Mail Route” and the name stuck.

Right below this viewing deck is The Pacific Crest Trail which is a 2,650 mile nature route from Mexico to Canada. For more information on the Pacific Crest Trail please click here.

18 comments:

Halcyon said...

That's just beautiful! I wish we had someplace like this around Jackson.

Happy Friday!!

Jacob said...

That is so nice, Nancy! I love the west and miss those vistas...

Thanks, too, for the historical background. Very interesting.

Have a great weekend.

John said...

This is a great shot and scenery.

Virginia said...

Amazing photo. I have dear friends in San Diego. Makes me want to pay them a visit. NOT during the fires though. THey had a narrow escape last year.
V

Neva said...

I LOVE San Diego...even though I don't get there very often (twice in the past few years!) This is a beautiful picture and who knew that San Diego--or that part of North America --has been inhabited for so long? nice....

Barb said...

Nancy, love,love,love it....Barb

Richard (SAN) said...

It's called the Pacific Crest Trail; various parts link together to form a path from Mexico to Canada, which can
be walked in one year, with careful planning (and strenuous effort). It is supposed to be along the ridge tops of the mountains, as near as possible. But in San Diego the trail should start at Hipass/Tierra del Sol, but instead is marked at a lower altitude near Campo.
Nice photo though.
Richard(SAN)

Nancy said...

Thank you Richard for the correction.

Tash said...

What a great scene! Makes me think of being on a covered wagon and seeing that canyon for the 1st time.
Your photography is wonderful. I stopped by your Garden blog too - so lovely.
PS - regarding our anniversary - it's two dozen happy years.

Arnaud said...

Beautifull landscape !

K said...

What a beautiful view!

JM said...

Gorgeous! What a view!

isk8jewel said...

What a beautiful shot! I lived in San Diego most of my life and don't remember ever hearing that story.

Lauriane said...

Waouhh!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!

Eve said...

What a beautiful place Nancy!! And a nice blog too!

vnv4 said...

Beautiful! I really enjoy your photographs.

Kastina said...

Ah, your comments are always great. And of course, your blog is my fav.

Kastina said...

Seriously I mean it, I can't believe you capture all these shots in one location. I think it means you are a great photographer.