We hiked up McGinty Mountain in Jamul today. Jamul is a little town inland from San Diego and very hot and desert-y. From the top of the mountain, we could see all the mountains and valleys that are east of the city, as well as the San Diego skyline. My hiking book says on a clear day you can see the glint of the ocean on the horizon, but today it was a bit hazy.
You can see where the fires a year ago burned everything, even the metal signs... there was virtually nothing but brush the whole way up. My book even talked about beautiful 50-foot oak trees! Alas.
Me and Katie Hagler heading up the trail
Emily Mickle, me, and Katie Hagler. Clearly I missed the "posing" memo