Day Trip: Diamond Valley Lake

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We spent the morning out at Diamond Valley Lake to celebrate my husband, Philip’s birthday. It was a beautiful, temperate day and the wildflowers were in FULL BLOOM- a spectacular show of many varieties- California poppy, arroyo lupine, goldfields and canterbury bells, to name a few. After all the much needed Winter rain storms we’ve had, the lake was full of water! Living in Southern California, we’ve seen nearly all of our lakes water deplete year after year of drought, to alarmingly low levels. It’s a great place to visit and hike, fish or just enjoy the beauty. We had a great time and can’t wait to go back. 

For more information, visit http://www.dvlake.com/

Elfin Forest

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Nestled in the hills of San Diego’s North County, Elfin Forest is 784 acres of hiking trails.

 

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We spotted some tiny little mushrooms

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Gushing creek after the rain

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The area has a lot of reported paranormal activity

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Perfect day to hike

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Olivenhain lake and dam