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    Member Since May 2016

    Eileen Bird

    San Diego, California 

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    Eileen Bird reviewed Sylvan Meadows

    5 months ago

    Relatively flat trail with grasslands and big oak trees. Nice surprise to see some morteros. Dogs are allowed on this part of the reserve.

    Eileen Bird completed Sylvan Meadows

    5 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Sylvan Meadows

    5 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Vernal Pool Trail and Transpreserve Trail Loop

    5 months ago

    Easy hike to the vernal pools. LOTS of water in the vernal pools, did this hike on 1/27/19. Once you reach the pools, very cool boardwalk over the water. Nice expansive views. Due to recent rains and snow in the mountains, can see the snowy peaks in the distance.

    Eileen Bird reviewed Seven Bridge Walk

    5 months ago

    Great loop walk starting at the bridge by the Rose Garden in Balboa Park, walk through the main promenade of Balboa Park, Bankers Hill and Hillcrest. My two favorite bridges are the wood trestle Quince Street Pedestrian Bridge built in 1905 and the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge built in 1912. The Vermont Bridge in Hillcrest has 28 laser cut stainless steel and colored plexiglas railing panels with icons and quotations that refer to the metaphors of time, walking, and bridging. Some of the quotations include Dr. Seuss, Audrey Lourde, Irving Gill, Kate Sessions, Pythagoras, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highly recommend this walk.

    Eileen Bird completed Seven Bridge Walk

    5 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Seven Bridge Walk

    5 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Ramona Grasslands Preserve Trail

    6 months ago

    Beautiful cool winter December day in the high 50’s, mostly cloudy. We shared the three-mile loop trail today with three horseback riders, a woman with her baby in a stroller, a jogger and a few hikers. There weren’t very many people on this trail compared to nearby
    Mt Woodson and Iron Mountain - while both of those parking lots/areas were full, this parking lot at the Ramona Grasslands Preserve was maybe a 1/4 full. A perfect day. The trail is easy, but would not want to do this hike in the summer as there is not much shade. Gorgeous views of the valley, saw quite a few cows, squirrels and crows.

    Eileen Bird reviewed Point Supreme Overlook Trail

    11 months ago

    Not a hike. This is 100% spectacular views for miles and miles. Just a short jaunt from the Visitor Center. We got lucky and was there for the Wildflower Festival in July 2018. So many flowers in bloom!!!! But the views of Cedar Breaks is awe inspiring!!!

    Eileen Bird reviewed Deluge Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    We were on a time crunch so only hiked first couple of miles, very nice, through a forest. Explored other trails near Deluge as well. Very nice hiking area. Only saw a couple other people on the trail - surprised at that since we were there July 2018, peak summer season! Lovely stream right by the trailhead, nice photo op.

    Eileen Bird completed Deluge Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Deluge Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Alberta Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    I liked the hike through the aspen forests to get to the falls. Lots of great photo opportunities along the hike to the falls. I bet this would be beautiful in the autumn with all the aspen leaves changing. We were there in July 2018, recommend start your hike early to avoid summer crowds!

    Eileen Bird completed Alberta Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Alberta Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Sprague Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Super easy “stroll” around the lake, very flat, great for young families, wheelchairs. The walk around the lake was just spectacular, calm day when I went and the mirror reflection of the peaks in the lake is something I’ll never forget. Nice that there is a trail for “everyone” so they can enjoy the beauties of nature, too. Saw lots of young families and elderly in wheelchairs. Glad I took the time to do this extremely easy walk, almost passed on it because eager to do the more strenuous hikes. Highly recommend because of its pure natural beauty! We were there July 2018.

    Eileen Bird completed Sprague Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Sprague Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Bear Lake Nature Trail

    11 months ago

    Super easy nature trail as you walk around the lake. Nice vistas from all points of view around the lake. Nice views of the peaks as well. Very lovely. Go early in the morning to avoid the summer crowds! We were there in July 2018.

    Eileen Bird completed Bear Lake Nature Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Emerald Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Emerald Lake is gorgeous. Highly trafficked trail, however, but worth every step. Great photo opportunity. Hiked it in July 2018, beautiful wildflowers along the trails, no bugs to be seen, hike by creeks and small waterfalls, highly recommend! Go early morning to beat the crowds!

    Eileen Bird completed Emerald Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Emerald Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Dream Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Dream Lake is beautiful and presents many great photo opportunities. Was there in July 2018 and enjoyed the reflection of the mountains in the lake. I’m dreaming of a Dream Lake.... Would recommend also keep on the trail until you get to Emerald Lake, well worth it.

    Eileen Bird completed Dream Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Dream Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Nymph Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Hiked to Nymph Lake in late July 2018. The yellow Lillie pads were blooming! Such a treat. Pretty lake and surrounding views.

    Eileen Bird completed Nymph Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Nymph Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Eileen Bird saved Famosa Slough Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Eileen Bird saved Lake Hodges Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Eileen Bird reviewed Eagle Rock via the PCT

    about 1 year ago

    Thanks to big bro Marty for turning me on to this gem of a hike!

    Nice hike, first mile or so follows a seasonal creek and walk through shady oak trees. Next couple of miles is out in the open with expansive views, can see Palomar Observatory, Lake Henshaw out in the distance. Eagle Rock formation is amazing and happy to see no graffiti. An added plus on this trail, it is part of the PCT - hiked this on April 12 and met lots of PCT hikers. They were from everywhere....Denmark, UK, all over US - very interesting chatting with them and hearing their stories. Would not want to do this hike when hot because a lot of the hike is in open area with sun beating down on you! Rate this hike on the easy side rather than moderate. Highly recommend this hike!

    Eileen Bird completed Eagle Rock via the PCT

    about 1 year ago

    Eileen Bird saved Eagle Rock via the PCT

    about 1 year ago