Survey of Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area

June 6, 2013

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On June 6, 2013, I explored part of the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area on foot. I was led to this area by a recent Roam-O-Rama article in the San Diego Reader. I found the article useful, although I explored more trails than the ones described in the article.

The trailhead on Camino Junípero is at N 33 4.997 W 117 13.290, elevation 435 feet. The summit is at N 33 5.242 W 117 12.851, elevation 1059 feet.

The topographic map of this area is out-of-date, and does not show many of the streets. Even some of the streets that are shown have been re-routed. Hence I found it necessary to survey some of the streets, as well as the trails.

Examination of the map after the survey shows that I probably wandered outside the preserve boundary at the end of the survey.

Signage in this preserve is extensive, but confusing in many places.

Transcript of survey.
Photo of posted trail map
Image annotations.
Data plotted on topo

Philip J. Erdelsky