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Del Cerro views

Posted by George J Janczyn on October 1, 2009

A mild Santa Ana condition arrived this morning with some dry desert winds, and the relatively clear air motivated me to take some Del Cerro neighborhood pictures to share.

The first shot is from Allied Gardens looking east towards Del Cerro. Most of the Del Cerro hillside is now all but covered with lines of condos/townhomes. The power lines continue over the top of the hill, passing near the antenna at the top which marks the location of the Pasatiempo open space area, a small checkerboard square of the little free space remaining in Del Cerro. That’s Cowles Mountain on the left, Navajo Canyon in the foreground.

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Now I’m standing in the Pasatiempo open space area looking west towards Coronado, downtown, and Point Loma. If you look carefully, you can see the Coronado Bay Bridge on the very left:

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From the same place, turning around, a view of Mission Gorge (in the middle of the picture) to the east, and Cuyamaca Peak about 30 miles away on the horizon to the right:

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I took this photo from Cowles Mountain, looking west. The marine layer is fighting off the weak Santa Ana. Working in from the horizon you can see the Silver Strand & San Diego Bay, some ships near the 32nd St. Naval Station, Del Cerro’s eastern flank (and peeking over its shoulder is SDSU), Lake Murray reservoir, and the golf course.

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As long as I was halfway up Cowles Mountain, I turned to look southeast towards Mt. Helix and beyond. I hope you appreciate the effort that went into these two pictures…after the half-mile climb I discovered my camera’s memory card was still in my computer at home, so I had to return home to get it and do the climb all over again. Warmed me up nicely.

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More Del Cerro views

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Entering from College Ave.

Entering from College Ave.

Del Cerro Blvd. commercial zone

Del Cerro Blvd. commercial zone

Del Cerro Park

Del Cerro Park

Hearst Elemetary School

Hearst Elemetary School

Looking east across Pasatiempo open space (those power transmission lines are staying, though

Pasatiempo open space

Del Cerro hill with Adobe Falls open space in foreground

Del Cerro hill with Adobe Falls open space in foreground

Looking east towards San Carlos from Dwane Ave.

Looking east towards San Carlos from Dwane Ave.

Looking west from Lake Murray towards Del Cerro

Looking west from Lake Murray towards Del Cerro

The dam at Lake Murray

The dam at Lake Murray

One Response to “Del Cerro views”

  1. jj said

    Gotta love the Red Wind! Thnx for the photos!

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