Old Banner Grade trail. The "skid road" was so steep that a driver descending on it would have to drag an uprooted tree behind his wagon.

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Julian is settled, Dogpatch lore, gunfight on Banner Grade, Dulzura dogs kill, beginnings of Jamul Indian casino, end of Mesa Verde dairy, Blossom Valley anxiety

When Men and Mountains Meet Julian was at least a four-day trip from San Diego, even for the fastest of team drivers. The trip from Old Town to Foster (above Lakeside, now covered by San ...

Poke around the ruins of old mines along Old Banner Grade east of Julian

Tread carefully around Warlock Mine.

The shape of Banner Canyon is due to ruptures along the Elsinore Fault. This splinter fault of the San Andreas is the most extensive fault system in San Diego County and is believed capable of a major earthquake.


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