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Black Canyon to Pamo Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This easy-going, mostly descending, east-to-west, one-way walk on the Santa Ysabel Truck Trail is fine for a cool day, but a potentially hot and sweaty affair during the warmer half of the year. You’ll be following a segment of the future Coast to Crest Trail—a long-distance, multiuse trail intended to link the coastline at Del Mar to the crest of Volcan Mountain near Julian. You’ll meander mostly downhill and sometimes uphill on shadeless south- and west-facing slopes blanketed in chamise and other drought-resistant forms of chaparral. The truck trail might be open to four-wheel-drive traffic—but if so, you’d likely see very few vehicles."
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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