A Late Afternoon Walk at Lake Hodges

Field Notes

May 09, 2024  3:19 PM
64°F   0.73 mi   40:52

Clear skies. Warm. Breezy. West-southwest wind around 9 mph. I set out from the parking area on the San Dieguito River Trail (parallel to Mission Road) and headed east.

photo of Coast to Crest Trail


  • Profuse mustard blooms.
  • The white flowers of California Cudweed pair well with the vibrant yellow of mustard.
  • Lots of Italian thistle
  • Heard another vocal Black-headed Grosbeak in a tree. Didn’t have my binoculars so I couldn’t get a good look.
  • Large patches of Deerweed along Del Dios Highway.