Atop Mount Soledad

As promised, more views from Mount Soledad in La Jolla.

soledad_torrey_pines

This is looking north from La Jolla towards Torrey Pines Beach and North County. Torrey Pines Reserve is a great place to hike and take photos, so I’ll be doing that this winter.

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Another view looking north, with different clouds this time. I can’t get over the clouds out here.

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Looking east towards University City. The Mormon Temple is right in the middle.

isla coronado

A view of one of the Islas Coronados (Coronado Islands) in Mexico, just south of San Diego. Supposedly, alcohol smugglers used the islands during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s.

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Looking southwest.

soledad_la jolla

Facing west towards La Jolla.

At the top of Mount Soledad, there’s a veterans’ memorial and a large cross. . . .

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A cross has been on top of Mount Soledad since 1913, and this has been the center of a controvery for a long, long time. Some believe a cross shouldn’t be on government property. You can read more about it here.

Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .

{carole}

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13 Responses to Atop Mount Soledad

  1. Ms. Spock says:

    Unbelievable clouds!!! Ms. Pearl, you sure struck gold here — and put your talent to good use.

  2. Caroline says:

    A fanatstic view.
    Those cloud formations are really impressive. Like cotton candy.

  3. TBM says:

    I have a bit of a headache today, but if I was staring at that view I think it would disappear. Nice shots.

  4. Patti says:

    Those are some great clouds – lovely blues.

  5. I never got to visit Mount Soledad when I was in SD. From your photos I think it would be a place I’d like to go. I’ll put it on my itinerary the next time I make the trip.

    • The views are so nice, especially on a clear day, Jackie. In 2007 there was a pretty bad mudslide and you couldn’t drive up to the top for quite a while. Mudslides are not a common occurrence in San Diego County.

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