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Spring Wildflowers may have largely dried up in most areas of San Diego County, but in the cooler coastal enclaves such as Cabrillo National Monument and Torrey Pines State Reserve, several kinds remain. Look for paintbrush, purple nightshade, coreopsis, sea fig, popcorn flower, and red monkey flower, among others.

Wild Rose, a California native, is in bloom in San Diego County's foothills and mountains. In moist, lowland areas and along small watercourses, wild rose shows off small, florescent-pink flowers. By June and July, the rose bloom will reach the Laguna Mountains, where the plant grows in abundance in shady locales.

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Jerry Shad not only changed my life, he gave me a life. The world he opened to us gave us shy people, confidence, courage, and err, um, grounding.. Thanks to Jerry Shad we know the world off of the matrix is a beautiful place. I remember a time before A Foot and a Field with inexplicable yearning. I remember a time when we carefully considered the number “of stars” – the difficulty rating, a place had. One day I began to innovate on the hikes in his book. At last he had led me off the grid to my own freedom, as it came from within. Thanks to Jerry Shad we know there IS a road less traveled, and it has made all the difference.

Cindy Buxton July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011

have we lost Jerry Cindy??

July 2, 2011

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