Hike behind the house

I posted about this a few days ago, but the weather in San Diego has been kind of gloomy, rainy, grey – anything but typical for here. Well, two days ago the weather finally started to break for the better and today was one of those perfect San Diego days. I’d guess the temperature was between 75 and 80, not a single cloud in the perfect blue sky, and a nice breeze off the beach.

Between being sick and the gloomy weather we’ve been cooped up in the house the past week or so. Normally when I’m out here I take the opportunity (two or three times a day) to walk the property with the dog and enjoy just being outside. I also like to take a walk up the hill behind our house. There is a private road right behind us that leads to just 3 houses, all with amazing views.

Today was one of those days where I was outside as much as I could be. Around 2pm I decided it was time to take a break and walk up the road behind our house. Of course the doggy came along; it’s one of his favorite things to “take a walk”. The private road is about one mile long and has several offshoots that lead up the mountain. I normally don’t take those because I’m worried about snakes and other critters being up there, but I just could resist today. It took about 30 minutes to hike up to the top of the mountain and I was exhausted by time I got there. However, the views at the top were just priceless. I took some pictures with the iPhone, but they just don’t do any justice. I thought the view from our house was amazing, but this was just unreal. I somewhat regret going up there just because I now know there is a better view just a few feet up the road.

I was able to see the ocean to the west, along with a clear view of Catalina Island. To the north was an amazing panoramic view of the Vista valley. Just amazing. I’m not 100% sure what I was seeing in the other direction, but it was pretty awesome too.

I might head back up there tomorrow with a better camera, but for now here are some pictures I took. Again, they do ZERO justice of the actual view.

View in Vista #1

View in Vista #1

View in Vista #2

View in Vista #2

View in Vista #3

View in Vista #3

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