San Elijo Lagoon


This pic shows San Elijo Lagoon filled with water after the big rain on Feb 27, 2017, when 3-7 inches of rain fell in the watershed that feeds it.  Thanks to my friend Jack Springer for allowing me to share his great shot!

Links:  San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Osprey in San Elijo Lagoon


A couple of weeks ago we hiked Annie’s Canyon Trail and passed by this beautiful osprey hanging out in a dead tree (which my SE Lagoon Conservancy volunteer friend told me was called a “snag”).   Interestingly, other names for osprey include fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk.

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Annie’s Canyon Trail in San Elijo Lagoon


Annie’s Canyon Trail in the San Elijo Lagoon (Solana Beach) recently reopened after being closed for many years, due to over a thousand hours of effort by generous volunteers and a substantial donation by a local supporter.  The trail takes you into a mini slot canyon where the canyon floor is less than a foot wide in places, past a cave, and upward to a summit with expansive views of the lagoon. It’s a very cool trail!

Links:   San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy        virtual hike video of trail