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Exec Trek on Volcan Mountain, Saturday July 25th, 8:30 am- Noon

Saturday July 25, 8:30-noon, please join Trish Boaz and Colleen Bradley, Executive Directors of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Volcan Mountain Foundation for an Exec Trek at Volcan Mountain in Julian, the headwaters of the San Dieguito River, and the crest of the Coast to Crest Trail.

The hike — roughly 5 miles, rated “strenuous” — is free. Reservations appreciated.

The Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve is home to mixed conifer, oak and cedar forest, native grassland and seasonal ponds. The woodland transitions to desert chaparral on the rugged, drier, east side of the ridge. This extensive mountain ecosystem supports many sensitive plant and animal species.

Two trails take visitors to the summit of Volcan Mountain, with sweeping views of San Felipe Valley and the Salton Sea. A clear day may even reveal the ocean beyond the rolling expanse of Santa Ysabel Valley.

The Five Oaks Trail is a beautiful retreat from the main route, with examples of each of the oak species that give the trail its name. The striking entry monument was designed by architect James Hubbell and constructed by dedicated volunteers. Park along Farmer Rd and meet at the Hubbell gateway by 8:30am.  The Hubbell gateway is located approximately 300 feet up the gravel road from the VMWP parking area along Farmer Road (1209 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036)—this is just north of the Wynola Road intersection with Farmer Road.

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around the Volcan Mountain Range.

Register at: http://form.jotform.us/form/51694636107156  Questions: Email trish@sdrvc.org.

Trail map: http://www.sdrp.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/10.14-Trail-Map-Volcan-Mountain.pdf.

Directions: http://www.sdrp.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Directions-for-The-Coast-to-Crest-Trail-at-Volcan-Mountain.htm.