Evening Walk of Lake Hodges Shoreline
Meet at 5:45 pm, Saturday, Aug 7 2021
From Hernandez Hideaway
GPS: 33.0629, -117.1199
Due to the hot days we can do an evening walk as the sun drops behind the tall mountains giving shade to the shoreline. A cooling breeze is usually blowing across the lake. So come along for a nice and easy walk along Lake Hodges starting at Hernandez Hideaway in the township of Del Dios. Going half (or all?) the way towards the dam and back and/or the other direction towards the boat launch trail. Out and back total round trip is about 4.5 miles, 1.5-2 hours, back before dark. A mostly flat dirt trail and some rocks, with trees all in view of the lake. Dogs on leash are ok. Trail is shared by walkers, mountain bikes, and some horses. One Porto-potty is at the boat launch park, an easy drive.
From Oceanside to Escondido: Take Hwy 78 to Hwy 15 South. Quickly exit onto Valley Center Prkwy westwards (right). Follow all the way west which becomes Del Dios Hwy. In the lake area look for a stop light intersection Rancho Dr., turn left (towards the lake). Follow Rancho Dr. to parking lot near Hernandez restaurant.
From the coastal areas: Find your way onto Del Dios Hwy eastbound. Near the lake look for a stop light intersection Rancho Dr., turn right (towards the lake). Follow Rancho Dr. to parking lot near Hernandez restaurant.
Bring: Water (1L), pocket snack, clothes for temperature…
Info contact: text/call Vinnie Rodrig 858-231-7722 No rsvp needed.