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Mount Helix Park

4901 Mount Helix Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941

“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?

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Mount Helix cross Mount Helix cross
Doing what a kid does best...relaxing and waiting for sunset at Mt. Helix Doing what a kid does best...relaxing and waiting for sunset at Mt. Helix
Water anyone? Taken at Mt. Helix Water anyone? Taken at Mt. Helix
MT HELIX AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN MT HELIX AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN
Mt Helix after sunset Mt Helix after sunset
Downtown from Mt. Helix, 2008 Downtown from Mt. Helix, 2008
2007 Fires. Taken from Mt. Helix looking east. 2007 Fires. Taken from Mt. Helix looking east.
Mount Helix. Mount Helix.
From Mount Helix, 2006 From Mount Helix, 2006
Mt.Helix Mt.Helix
Mount Helix Mount Helix
The view from Mt. Helix never gets old, but it always looks different. The weather, atmospheric conditions and time of day make it seem like ... 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 rooftop view of the Rotating House near the top of Mt. Helix.
A breathtaking view from Mt. Helix after the rains. A breathtaking view from Mt. Helix after the rains.
The stage at the Mt. Helix amphitheater. With the rolling hills of La Mesa and Spring Valley in the background, there's no need for a ... 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. Helix amphitheater put on a brightly colored show of their ... 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 amphitheater at Mt. Helix were covered with multicolored lichen. The ... After several weeks of rain in the early months of 2010, the rocks near the ...
The amphitheater at Mt. Helix. The amphitheater at Mt. Helix.
Mt. Helix on a beautiful day Mt. Helix on a beautiful day
The Mt. Helix cross at dusk. The Mt. Helix cross at dusk.
This photo was taken at dusk, facing East from the top of Mt. Helix, two days after Thanksgiving 2009, right after the big rainstorm. 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. 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. I shot this photo from Mt Helix looking east at the Thunderheads.
Picture from atop Mt. Helix taken by Jose Gutierrez. Picture from atop Mt. Helix taken by Jose Gutierrez.
A view from Mt. Helix toward the mountains in the east, Saturday morning, Feb. 7, 2009 A view from Mt. Helix toward the mountains in the east, Saturday morning, Feb. 7, ...
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