Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Another Weekend @ The Mountains, Valleys and the Ocean

Life is beautiful. We love making the most of it in the beautiful outdoors.  I am sharing in this post some iPhone images from our last weekend hikes here in San Diego.

Saturday, we went hiking at El Capitan Open Space Reserve. The hike is 11 miles round trip with 4000 ft climb.This hike is #6 in my San Diego's top 10 hikes list.

Yucca and El Cajon Mountain peaks, between mile 1 and mile 2 from trailhead
( the 4th peak, or the highest peak, was our destination. we had to go up and down several mountains to reach El Cajon Summit )

near mile 4

@ the summit, after 5.5 mile hike, 4000 ft climb
@ the summit, after 5.5 mile hike, 4000 ft climb
hubby resting @ the summit, after 5.5 mile hike, 4000 ft climb
on our way back ( this is at mile 5.2 from the trailhead )

paraglider enjoying the updraft with the snaking trail of El Capitan Open Space Reserve
see those tiny trail below? it means we still have a long way to go back

at mile 3, on our way back
It was a long hike, but it definitely was worth it. There is so much fun in climbing.
Sunday, we went for an easy hike along the ocean from Torrey Pines to Del Mar. We walked about 5 miles but mostly on flat ground, with very little climbing. It was more of a relaxing stroll, just to keep our legs going after a strenuous hike Saturday.

some trails that go up the bluff from the beach

It was a beautiful weekend spent with some members of the family out of the doors. Life is good, all the time!
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  1. Those are amazing places to hike with wonderful views, rocks and flowers along the way. You must be very fit to take those long walking adventures! :)

  2. yay! life is great all the time, Beth! too blessed to be complaining. love love love that shot of yours and ktl's at the summit.
    awesome iphone photography! you and ktl enjoy the rest of the week! :)

  3. These are gorgeous photos, Betchai, but do tell Khai to get off that rock :-)

  4. I miss doing such activity just by enjoying the beauty of nature and long walks and hikes:) i love all your pictures! Breathaking! Thank you for sharing!

  5. oh am always I wish I could join you there! love the blue skies and water and flowers and the rocks and your awesome poses! mwah!

  6. ..and yep you take the best photos with whatever gadget :)

  7. I have always loved San Diego and your photos make me want to go back even more.