Julian

Mother offers grape-soda lupine and wine cup clarkia

Spectacular views of distant ridges and grasslands from this rolling plateau

Prior the 2003 Cedar Fire, the Cuyamaca Mountains in general, and this area in particular, had a beautiful forest of mature shady oaks and tall pines, with occasional openings of grassy meadows. The area is ...

Take an alternative scenic route to Cuyamaca Peak

Conjeos Trail Loop via Milk Ranch Road

The Conejos Trail in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is a beautiful, less-traveled trail with a striking view of Lake Cuyamaca to the northeast, Middle Peak and North Peak to the north, and El Capitan Reservoir ...

The mountain forest as it appeared before the 2003 Cedar Fire

Re-experience Cuyamaca Reservoir and Stonewall Mine

Unlike most of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, the trees that enhanced the beauty of this park were not heavily damaged or destroyed on the peninsula in Lake Cuyamaca by the 2003 Cedar Fire. As a ...

News from San Diego's smallest beer scene

Bailey BBQ closes, Julian Brewing still at it

Julian's oldest operating brewery will be without a tasting room for a few months. Pizza Port and Port Brewing/Lost Abbey founders Vince and Gina Marsaglia have closed the Bailey BBQ, the mountain town's longtime pit-barbecue ...

Julian residents object to Linden Blue’s backcountry development plans

General Atomics co-owner’s plans for 1416 acres

Regardless of how you slice it, if approved, a proposed development of 1416 acres of untouched wilderness in Julian, known as the Hosking’s Ranch Development, violates state law, reads a February 4 letter from California’s ...

Protect livestock — save a mountain lion

Penning project in Julian aims to minimize wildlife conflict

On Saturday, June 11, mountain-lion conservationists will join the Santa Ysabel and Julian 4-H Club to build a lightweight and inexpensive pen designed to protect goats, sheep, pigs, and other domestic animals from mountain lions. ...

Folks get caught up in old ways of thinking

Love of god and neighbor

"I was called by God. I tried to say no and God didn’t take that as an answer."

Dogs and snow and patio seating

Things heat up at the Julian Grille

When the snow hit the mountains towards the end of the year, I got together with some friends and our dogs to drive east and make some memories. Afterward we dropped in on Julian in ...

Sixty miles for a Nickel beer

Apple Pie and IPA served up in Julian's green-brick brewhouse

At an hour-and-15-minute drive, Julian's about as far as I can go from my house and still drink beer in San Diego County. That's not a drive I make often, so when I found myself ...

Early end to Apple Days

Premature harvest due to weird weather

At the heart of Julian’s charm, many would say, lies the little historic district’s beloved apples. However, for many orchards, this season proved to be another difficult one, with early budding, low apple counts, and ...

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