A popular area in San Diego for riders who don't want to drive far. Penisquitos Canyon and Black Mountian could be affected.

Check out this call for help, and if you can make it, please do. The
politics in this trail area are hot-n-heavy, and the basis for the
call some are making to just close the whole place off to all
humanity is this little micro-shrub that lives up there.
Participation by our community to address the issue, and to make sure
we're not tagged with the blame... is needed. Do you ride there?
Want to next year?
Volunteers needed Sat., Feb. 5. Emergency to save Dudleya

Volunteers needed Sat., Feb. 5. Emergency to save "Dudleya
brevifolia" plants.


We have an Emergency Fence Building project this coming Saturday, Feb.
5, from 8-noon or so. One of the most endangered plants on the
planet, our local dwarf Dudleya, is being hammered by bike,
equestrian and perhaps foot traffic on Carmel Mountain. Despite the
area being closed because of the recent rains and poor condition of
the trails, there's lots of traffic up there.

The Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve will be paying for
peeler pole fencing from funds earmarked for Carmel Mtn. We'll meet
at Fairport and Shorepointe Dr. Call Mike Kelly if you need more
info at 858-566-6489.

Directions: From Carmel Valley take El Camino Real south. At its
intersection with Carmel Mountain Road, proceed straight on what has
become Carmel Mountain Road. Go up the hill several blocks to East
Ocean Air Dr. Go left and park at Fairport and Shorepointe. Wear
hiking boots, bring water and sun protection.

Moderate hill to climb. See Thomas Guide p. 1208, C2.

-- Mike Kelly, Friends of Los Penasquitos