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Brian (Buck-30)
Begins: Dec 23, 2010
Direction: Westbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Dec 16th, 2010
Start: San Diego
End: San Diego
Daily Distance: 0

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San Diego Sea to Sea Trail

Hopefully in less than a week I'll be starting the San Diego Sea to Sea Trail (don't confuse this with Skurka's crazy cross-country Sea to Sea Trail). It's a 140 mile trail from the Pacific Ocean near Torrey Pines east through urban San Diego, over the local mountains and through the Anza Borrego desert to the Salton Sea.

I don't imagine it being the most scenic trail I've ever done, but I like walking, I've lived here for 10 years and it seems like a very cool way to see the county. I drive through San Diego at 80 mph never slowing down to actually see what is around me. I think walking through it, urban and all, will be a neat experience.

From what I can tell there was this big initiative to complete this trail a bunch of years ago by the Sea to Sea Trail Foundation and then in 2005 the whole thing went belly up and nothing has been done since. The county/state is responsible so there isn't much a chance of it being completed as far as I can tell. Fortunately, even though the Foundation is defunct the website is still up and there is a lot of good information which has helped a ton to try and plan the hike.

The trail is really a connection of a lot of preexisting trails. Singletrack trail, dirt roads, desert washes, the old California Riding and Hiking Trail, paved roads and occasionally some outright crosscountry/bushwhacking. It's really anything that will connect whatever trails existed at one time together to link it from the Ocean to Salton Sea.

http://www.seatoseatrail.org/index.cfm/trailoverview

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San Diego Sea To Sea Trail

The San Diego Sea to Sea Trail is 140 miles of natural beauty, running from the Salton Sea near the Anza-Borrego Desert, to the Pacific Ocean near Del Mar, California. No where else in the world can you experience such a diverse range of geographical and environmental features in just 140 miles!

 

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