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Update to Mt. Laguna the Back Way: Some Roads are Closed

It has been a few years since I’ve taken this weekend’s featured drive, Mt. Laguna the Back Way. Highway 80 and back country expert Steve Varner says some of the roads are now permanently closed.

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Up Fish Creek.

Up Fish Creek: Split Mountain Drive is like something from an Indiana Jones Movie

The lost city of Petra, Jordan, is a long way from San Diego. This faraway place, where the final scenes of the 1989 movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” were shot, came to mind in a trip to Split Mountain, in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The spectacular Petra gorge, where Indiana, his father […]

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View from Font's Point

Desert Daze: Retracing History Through the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

One of the great things about living in San Diego is that in about an hour, you can drive from the coast to the mountains to the desert, which is where we’re headed today. Borrego Springs is the northeastern outpost of San Diego County, an oasis at the edge of the Colorado Desert, which extends […]

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Up the Creek to Mt. Laguna: Taking The Back Way From Alpine

See Update There’s almost always a different way to get from here to there. Sometimes it’s not paved, sometimes it’s partially paved and sometimes it’s full of potholes. Today’s drive is all of those things. Going from Alpine to Mt. Laguna is no big deal. Just get on Interstate 8, exit Sunrise Highway and you’re […]

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