Scott Marks 4 p.m., Nov. 25
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 ...
Galas are sweet, Jonagolds are a little tart, and Grannies are really tart
It's not a bit like fall, but pick apples and pretend.
See how it grows on the once-scorched Pine Ridge Trail
A hike in the Cuyamacas with views in a wilderness setting.
Plenty of color on the journey to Cuyamaca Peak
Hike to the roof of San Diego County and see Mexico and Arizona from one spot.
Collaborating with Julian brewery for Beer to the Rescue charity beer
Last year, I had the pleasure of collaborating in the brewing of an English-style extra special bitter (ESB) aptly named Bitter Beer Writer. It was the idea of Tom Nickel, the owner and brewmaster at ...
Julian Hard Cider being sued for alleged abuse of trademark
In July, I introduced readers to Brian Kenner, an orchard owner working to open a cider and perry company called Julian CiderWorks in the community of the same name. When reporting on this, I wondered ...
Nickel Beer Company brews ale-cider hybrid with local apples
I love the Padres and Chargers, but a balding, portly friar and buffed out lightning bolt are hard to get excited about. San Diego isn’t known for cool mascots. Fortunately, it is known for exceptional ...
Popular hiking trail in the Cuyamacas is open again.
The Kelly Ditch Trail is a 5.6-mile hiking path extending from William Heise County Park to Lake Cuyamaca. Prior to 2003, it passed through one of the most magnificent oak and coniferous forests in San ...
Cuyamaca is a Spanish corruption of the Kumeyaay phrase “Ekwiiyemak”
An easy stroll around the shores and meadows of this picturesque mountain lake that abounds with alpine plants and wildlife.
Homebrewer-run packaged cider operation sprouting in Apple-ville
Stan Sisson’s love affair with hard cider dates back even longer than his decades-plus homebrewing career. Inspired by his grandfather-in-laws forays into tangerine wine-making using bread yeast, Stan added champagne yeast to apple juice to ...