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FIELD TRIP: Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension - Del Mar

This hike is a double loop trail overlooking the Del Mar coast within the quiet and often overlooked Torrey Pines SR Extension on the North side of Los Penasquitos Lagoon.  Weather at the beach has been cloudy and cool this year, but be ready to bring all your sun gear.  No dogs, please.

From the trailhead at the end of Mira Montana Dr, we'll head out on Red Ridge Loop for the views and then backtrack for the Mar Scenic Trail.  If there's time and interest, the DAR trail awaits as well with an even better ocean view.  While not much will be in bloom, we will pass by a number of rare plants including Del Mar manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp crassifolia), White coast ceanothus (Ceanothus verrucosus), Summer holly (Comarostaphylis diversifolia), and of course many rare Torrey pines (Pinus torreyana ssp torreyana).  Communities within the Reserve range from the unique Southern maritime chaparral to Diegan coastal sage scrub, coastal bluff, and extremely rare Torrey pine woodland...

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Earlier Event: September 6
Board Meeting