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.
Posted by Nancy at 6:16 PM