Presidio Park Loop

I felt like exploring Presidio Park a bit more, so I convinced the wife and daughter to tag along (the dog needed no convincing to go on a walk). Being a Sunday, we knew parking might be an issue, so we used the lot at the CalTrans building. We wandered through the newly opened Iipay Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok (Land of the First People) area, before heading toward the Junípero Serra Museum. We used the trailhead at Mason and Jackson to formally start the loop. Once at the Junípero Serra Museum, we followed a trail that went around the north side of it. We looped around the building and headed south for a bit. While we could see the park, we made a hairpin turn and worked our way down a ravine toward Taylor Street. There we climbed back up the other side through Palm Canyon. From there we looped around to the west and emerged at the park. We walked over to the southern entrance to the park, and before taking the trail back down toward Old Town, I strolled over to look at the Mormon Battalion statue. Once back in Old Town, we found an ice cream shop and enjoyed another wonderful outing.

I am an avid peak bagger, sometimes backpacker, and former sea kayaker living in San Diego. In 2019, I became the third person to complete the San Diego 100 Peak Challenge. Not stopping with that accomplishment, I set my sights on the harder San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list, which I completed in 2021. In addition, I have conquered several Six-Pack of Peaks challenges (SoCal, San Diego, Central Coast, and Arizona-Winter). Beyond attempting the San Diego Sierra Club 100 Peak list a second time, I am looking forward to exploring new summits and new adventures across the southwest. 

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