We had just had a major rainstorm lasting a couple of days. (It never rains in Southern California, It pours, man, it pours) The day was sunny and the river was muddy because of all the runoff. It is a nice smooth trail with a lot to see. I walked for a while and took pictures.
Geochaches? Yes, there are some. I wasn't interested in collecting finds because I was by myself. I easily found a couple,and knew we would come back to get them for real.
Along the trail are pieces of history including a sand dredge. Plaques talk about the history, the wildlife, and the vision for the future.
Here's a site from a local newspaper talking about the history of the ranch and where things are going today.
|Looking down from the bridge on Magnolia Avenue|
|Just inside the park|
|The San Diego river|
|A bicycle repair station|
|In the distance, the Santee Drive-in movie screens|
|The river bed used to be flat and dry. This sand dredge was used on it.|
|The hills to the north|
|Side trail leads under Magnolia Avenue.|