Julie Stalmer 4:30 p.m., July 4
Escape to wilderness just an hour east in Cleveland National Forest.
Forget the hustle and bustle of the town. Grab a tent, pack the cooler, and head out east to Mt. Laguna. Only an hour away from San Diego proper, once you turn onto Sunrise Highway ...
Casual hike to Monument Peak accessible for all ages, but watch out for... lasers?
Keep the kids off the antennae and away from the laser targets on Monument Peak.
Hike to the top of a waterfall 150 feet above the pool below.
Even in a dry year, Kitchen Creek can look like a green oasis.
A view of an unbroken 3000-foot drop to the desert floor.
Views of the desert and an exploration of part of the original Sunrise Highway.
Group files lawsuit for damages to 25-acre camp destroyed in 2013
Members of the Al Bahr Mount Laguna Shrine Camp are asking the federal government to take responsibility for the loss of their 90-year-old lodge and 116 cabins destroyed in the Chariot Fire in 2013. Shriners ...
Emergency Alert System provides flash-flood warning
On July 22, the National Weather Serve activated San Diego County’s Emergency Alert System. Monsoonal moisture was causing large thunderstorms, running from Barstow south into Baja. The storm in San Diego was going to be ...
Indian Creek Trail does not give up surprises easily. Hike this trail for woodlands, streams, and panoramic views in the Laguna Mountains.
Aromas of butterscotch and grape soda in Cleveland National Forest
Pines, oaks, and incense cedar on this six-mile loop of the Gatos Big Laguna Trail Spur.
Big Sky Country in San Diego County
Montana is not the only state that can boast being “Big Sky Country.” We have the same bragging rights in our own backyard: the Laguna Mountains (locals call it “the Lagunas”). Tucked in the Cleveland ...
A group of hikers has filed a new suit challenging the legality of the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of requiring “Adventure Pass” fees to access what the bureau deems “high impact recreation areas” in four ...