El Capitan Open Space Preserve Trail Topo Map

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As you walk along the granite-ribbed ridgeline, down the middle of the El Capitan Open Space Preserve, a binational panorama of ocean, islands, and innumerable mountain peaks lies in view. The broad San Diego River valley below curves beneath the sheer south face of El Cajon Mountain—the landmark informally known as El Capitan. If you have the determination to tackle some really severe uphills and downhills and get the benefit of a serious cardiovascular workout, try following the main route into the preserve—an old, sometimes precariously steep road bulldozed by miners years ago. It twists and turns over a scrubby, boulder-punctuated landscape that in spring comes alive with annual wildflowers and fragrant new shrubs that are participating in Nature’s grand post–Cedar Fire-recovery scheme.
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Lakeside, California

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