San Andres Drive to Dog Beach, Del Mar
Although short, the trail was beautiful. We were always in sight of the river and it's mouth that opened up to the ocean. The water glistened under the bright sun, and the sky was a cloudless blue. We walked along the salt marsh borders where amphibians, birds, and insects of all types lived. We even saw a great blue heron in flight! We followed the trail all the way down to the beach, where everyone celebrated- students and dogs alike ran into the ocean or chased each other in the sand. Group photos were taken, and everyone began reflecting on the past week's journey.
Everyone was elated about our accomplishments and new experiences we had gained. The Crest-to-Coast trail was an amazing journey that has made all of us witness new parts of San Diego, become more in touch with nature, and want to protect it. As much as we love the adventure, we are saddened that it has to end. Through this blog, our future writing, and new projects to aid the SDRVC, we will preserve the memories of our hike. Yet for now, we celebrate!
- Erina Chavez
A Student of the Adventure Team