#MissionTrails

Returning here with a whole new set of eyes. Connecting the dots of history. My liking of railroad construction lead me to the liking of water flume and aqueduct construction. And now, during my kick of 1st Peoples history, I’m able to blend water flume building with the 1st Peoples.
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This was the turning point for the Kumeyaay. There was life before the Spanish Colonists arrival and life after. Kumeyaay converts from the Mission built this dam and a 6 mile flume with their own hands. It’s impressive to visualize.
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Please don’t comment back with something racist or political. Give it a rest. The goal here is to share information and develop an understanding.
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Let this be a rare moment where I tag the location because you are encouraged to come here and learn. There is signage everywhere which teaches both Kumeyaay and Mission history. This is one of my favorite parks in San Diego.
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#oldmissiondam #kumeyaay #missiontrails #missiontrailsregionalpark #hikesandiego #sandiegohiking #sandiegohikes #sandiegohikers #sandiegohistory #hiddensandiego #sandiegoparks #sandiegocounty #cityofsandiego #sandiegophotography #abandonedusa #abandonedamerica #ushistory #californiahistory #abandonedcalifornia #theoldwest #desertsouthwest #sandiego #ilovesandiego #mysdphoto #sandiegoriver #missionvalley #missionvalleysandiego #waterflume #aquaduct #flumetrail
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Pyles Peak sure does not feel that far away from cowles, but once you hit the Peak you can see how far you’ve gone. #missiontrails #pyles #pylespeak #cowlesmountain #mtrp #explore #hike #outdoors #ihike #hikeon #blueskies ...

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Baby Ellie cooling off after a hike. #sandiegodogs #californiadog #visitsandiego #hikesandiego #hikecalifornia #52hikechallenge #adventure16 #hikingwithdogs #trailpup #ridgebacksofinstagram #ridgelessridgeback #adventuredog #missiontrails ...

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Seeing a whole new layer to the world. I’m having to go back and return to every place I’ve ever been and that’s fine by me. I’ve seen several of the Kumeyaay grinding stones here before but they just never sunk in. 10 years after my first visit, I get it now.
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I credit Mission Trails Park as the place where I learned how to hike. It’s where I graduated from wearing sneakers on a trail and only having a little bottle of water, to now having sturdy protective footwear and a full water pack. The park allows you to grow your mileage within a safe place.
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It’s a great place to learn the California high desert terrain and a place to train your eyes for our slithering friends 🐍.
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I’ve been going back and discovering new hidden corners that I had missed. This park protects a lot. Plants, living creatures, geology and the very beginnings of humans living at what is today, San Diego.
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Rediscover where you live! Find another layer! I can’t tell you the “path” to take. You have to find it on your own.
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#morteros #bedrockmortars #kumeyaay #missiontrails #missiontrailsregionalpark #ghosttown #mortero #metate #hikesandiego #sandiegohiking #sandiegohikes #sandiegohikers #sandiegohistory #hiddensandiego #sandiegoparks #sandiegocounty #sandiegophotography #abandonedusa #abandonedamerica #californiahistory #abandonedcalifornia #desertsouthwest #ilovesandiego #mysdphoto #sandiegoriver #archaeology #archaeologist #missionvalleysandiego #bedrockmortar #bedrockmorteros
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SPOTTED in Mission Trails this afternoon by erubio_p. This stealthy one was hidden in the brush on the side of the trail. It’s a good reminder to stay alert, keep your eyes open and watch your pups if they like to sniff and play in the grass on the sides of trails.

Check out our rattlesnake story highlight in our profile for tips to “be prepared,” “be alert” and “be ready to respond.”

#missiontrails #mtrp #rattlesnake #rattlesnakespotting #hiking #running #stayalert
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Difficult, easy, long distance, short distance. The satisfaction of reaching the summit is always rewarding#crushinggoals #summitfun #kwaaypaay#missiontrails#socalhikes#hikesd #hiddensandiego #hiking#womenwhohikesd#socalhikingsisters #ryp #getaboveitall #switchbackchics #hikerchicksrock #hikerbabes #womenwhohustle #outdoorwomen #sandiegohikes #alltrails ...

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Proclaiming its seat as town crier of the chaparral, a California thrasher finds a sunset perch to belt out its ebullient and fluctuating song.



#californiathrasher #thrasher #chaparral #californiawildlife #missiontrails #missiontrailsregionalpark #urbanwildlife #sandiegowildlife #californiawildlife #canonusa #tamronusa #wildbirds #birder #birding #birdshots #birdingphotography #birdsofig #mybirdwatch #birdsplace #birdsonearth #birdcaptures #bird_captures #birdshots #birdsplanet #planetbirds #bb_of_ig #best_birds_of_ig #your_best_birds #birdlife_insta #nuts_about_birds #birdfreaks
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Sunsets are my fav…(not from tonight) but this was a pretty epic one that ultrarunnersd took of me at the top of Cowles Mountain last week.

3 mile shake out with my runarete_sandiego teammates this morning & sdhalfmarathon in the morning. I’d normally post a #flatjenny but I haven’t decided on my outfit yet 😂. No goals for tomorrow except to get to run in another race & enjoy being out there!

#sunset #skyporn #clouds #cloudscape #runnergirl #runinrabbit #sandiego #cowlesmountain #missiontrails #dirtbagrunners #trail #trailrunning #trailporn #seenonmyrun #flashback #garminoutdoor
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Somehow lucked out finding someone who not only loves me enough to marry me once, but who was willing to have two weddings within the span of 364 days! I feel so fortunate to have Peter as my husband, life partner and best friend. Celebrating our marriage with our friends and family Saturday was such an amazing way to celebrate our love for one another on the eve of our first wedding anniversary.

Everyone says it, but the wedding weekend went by in a blink of an eye. One minute I’m picking people up from the airport, and the next I was saying goodbye to my family as they started their journeys home.

As exhausted as I feel today, I would plan a thousand more weddings as long as I get to remain by Peter’s side — but luckily we’re finally done with the stresses of wedding planning and can just relax as husband and wife.

📸: kristyntaulanephoto
🏔: missiontrails_regionalpark
👗: davidsbridal
👰🏽‍♀️: cocomelodyofficial (veil)
💐: fallon_hixx

#mappingoutourheftiadventure #covidbride #pandemicwedding #bride #groom #covidwedding #sandiego #sandiegowedding #sandiegoweddingphotographer #sandiegoweddingphotography #missiontrails #missiontrailsregionalpark #weddingdress #wedding #weddingphotography #vowrenewal
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I'm fvcking back!
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#marathontraining #marathonrunner #ultrarunner #training #trailrunning #trailrunner #covidrecovery #runnersofinstagram #run #plantbasedrunner #trailtherapy #feedmysoul #missiontrails #athlete #runner
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3:30 wake up call to run with my cousins sdtrailrunners. Beautiful sunrise at the top of South Fortuna. Love these early morning runs with my #trailfam ❤️ Miles: 42/100

#ultraIzzyB #commitdontquit #ultrabuds #SDghostrunners #sdtrailrunners #ultratraining #50ktraining #ultrarunner #endurancerunner #trailrunner #trailrunning #irunfar #runstrong #runaddict #runday #runnershigh #nathanhydration #werunwithyou #injinjisocks #findyourpath #roadtodallas #missiontrails #MTRP #southfortuna #erselevate #elevationchallenge #100milestoauburn #westernstates #singletrackrunning
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Good morning God. 🌅

#sunrise #sunriseoftheday #sunrisephotography #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunrise_and_sunsets #rebel_sky #bestoftheusa_sunrise_sunset #nature #fiftyshades_of_nature #hikingadventures #hikingtrail #sunrisewalk #sunrisehike #goandcapturethelight #naturephotography #naturelover #sky_brilliance #goodmorning #missiontrails #hikesd #visitsd #sandiego #morningwalk #godsartwork #godisthebestartist
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If it makes you happy it doesn’t have to make sense to others.

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Editing this sweet session from Wednesday night today! meldatugan loved working with you again and can’t wait to share all the pics ❤️ Also, your boys are just the cutest! 😍





#yanamatosianphotography #sandiegofamilyphotography #sandiegofamilyphotographer #sandiegophotographer #documentedlife #mynameismama #californiamama #dpmagfaves #bloomfindbeauty #dearestviewfinder #missiontrails #dearphotographer #beunravelled #letthekids #thatsdarlingmovement #motherhoodrocks #kidsforreal #humansofjoy #honestlyparents
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my dog does this amazing thing where he just exists && it makes my whole life full because of it 🐶💙 #dogmom #thebulldognugget #dogwalk #hike #missiontrails #ilovemydog ...

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first time on a trail in 64 days. it’s been the same amount of days since i’ve felt this happy. #freetherapy #missiontrails ...

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Sunscreen break! I don’t know what I was laughing at but I do know that #AD I have posted about coola’s Mineral Sun Silk Creme SPF 30 Sunscreen before but it is seriously something I use every single day. This is the best facial sunscreen I have ever tried which makes it so easy to incorporate into my daily routine. Not only does it protect your skin from the sun, it also helps to mitigate the effects of HEV light (including blue light from all those screens we use every day), IR & pollution! It’s super light weight and you can’t even feel it on. Best part it doesn’t drip into my eyes even when I’m sweating.

Do you wear Sunscreen every day?
#coola #sunscreen #sunnydays #sunprotection #spf #sandiego #trailrunning #sunscreeneveryday #mineralsunscreen #sunscreenalways
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Thankful for these two wonderful humans 💕Making health a priority, especially during these questionable times, can be difficult. Having supportive friends that hold you accountable makes it a little bit more enjoyable. Get some fresh air and sunshine while being mindful of anyone around you. ☀️ We’ll get through this. 💪🌎 .
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#health #fitness #hiking #girlswhohike #hikesandiego #missiontrails #missiontrailsregionalpark #northfortuna #5peaks #sandiego #socialdistancing #instahike #sunshine #happiness #mindset #positivevibes #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitnessbuddies #f45babes #safetyfirst #sandiegoliving #healthylifestyle #workout #outdoors #outdoorworkout #fitnessgoals #sandiegogram #sandiegofitness #girlsquad
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Took out my canon eos r with my new Rf15-35 over the weekend. There is so much to learn but as a first time trying. Happy with the results. Can only get better. #hike #canon #eosr #rf1535mm #explore #hikesandiego #outdoors #alltrails #hikeon #adventure #mtrp #missiontrails #sunrise ...

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