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Morning in the Lagunas

Keith and I hiked the trail from Mile 19 to Big Laguna Lake this
morning (Feb. 21). If anyone plans to go this weekend, be aware that
there is still snow, a little ice, and mud on parts of the trail – not
much of a problem, but good shoes and a hiking pole might help with the
slippery places. (We also had to stop several times on S-1 where road
work closed one lane, but that might not be an issue on the weekend.)

We saw the continuing Lewis's Woodpecker in a large dead tree (no
bark, no leaves) next to the trail, between the water trough and Los
Rasalies Lake. We didn't see Red Crossbills until we returned to the
road at noon, when we heard several calling from the group of tall pines
right at the road, just north of the trailhead. We saw six.

Sara Mayers
Point Loma (San Diego)
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