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Horsethief Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The guttural croak of a soaring raven cracked the stillness as I sauntered down the dusty path. A groggy dragonfly flitted through a beam of morning sunlight. Cool air, slinking down the night-chilled slopes, caressed my face and set aflutter the sycamore leaves overhead. Arriving at Pine Valley Creek, I felt puffs of warm, dry air pushing down the gorge—a Santa Ana wind flexing its muscles. I cupped the clear, cold water in my palms and splashed it across my head. If you want this kind of escape from the cares of the city, the Espinosa Trail down Horsethief Canyon is one place to find it."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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