Mount Helix Park
“Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your ears!” This could be you, holding forth from the sunken stage of one of the best li’l sky-kissing amphitheaters outside Elysian Fields. We’re talking the amphitheater on top of Mount Helix, 1365 feet above sea level, a place that feels like a recently dug-up ancient Greek open-air theater. Official events happen up there, like the Easter Sunrise celebration, but most of the time it sits in splendid isolation, waiting for creative people like you. Why not put a little spontaneous play together and head on up? It’s an awesome experience. Best time is the hour or so before sunset, when the view out to Hawaii goes all spectacular. Of course, you can’t take any grog, and no blaring sound systems, and people have to be gone by sunset. But this is one of the freest places to find yourself. Or become someone else…Et tu, Brute?
Saturday, August 13, 1:00 p.m.
Mount Helix cross
Doing what a kid does best...relaxing and waiting for sunset at Mt. Helix
Water anyone? Taken at Mt. Helix
MT HELIX AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN
Mt Helix after sunset
Downtown from Mt. Helix, 2008
2007 Fires. Taken from Mt. Helix looking east.
From Mount Helix, 2006
The view from Mt. Helix never gets old, but it always looks different. The weather, ...
A rooftop view of the Rotating House near the top of Mt. Helix.
A breathtaking view from Mt. Helix after the rains.
The stage at the Mt. Helix amphitheater. With the rolling hills of La Mesa and ...
Not to be outdone by lichen, the moss on the rock walls at the Mt. ...
After several weeks of rain in the early months of 2010, the rocks near the ...
The amphitheater at Mt. Helix.
Mt. Helix on a beautiful day
The Mt. Helix cross at dusk.
This photo was taken at dusk, facing East from the top of Mt. Helix, two ...
A photo of Mt. Helix with an East County Thunderhead in the background.
I shot this photo from Mt Helix looking east at the Thunderheads.
Picture from atop Mt. Helix taken by Jose Gutierrez.
A view from Mt. Helix toward the mountains in the east, Saturday morning, Feb. 7, ...