CALAVERA LAKE
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4/2019

BRUCE KLIEWE...ALL RIGHTS RESERVED,
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I'm trying a new path today --off of College Blvd.  It's a little farther down than the previous one.
However, I'm discovering that this side street says Private Property --No Parking except for residents and guests.  Others Towed.  Of course I can't see that on the (Google) map.  So does this mean I have to go back to the main entrance off of Tamarack??  I can't park on College.  Across the street looks promising, but it's a private?? school.   It's got a large parking lot, but...
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Well, farther on in the first side street there's no signs, so maybe the No Parking only applies to to this immediate area.  I park and walk back up to College (about 1/2 a block).  Ah...I'm having second thoughts.  The next street down looks safer --no signs.  So I drive down there.  I have to drive down College a couple of blocks to make the U-turn.  This is the 2nd time I've done this.
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OK, parked, and feeling more comfortable about it.  It's a farther walk now back to the trailhead --uphill, or at least a slight incline
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Once at the trailhead --about 20' in from the street, I see it's another steep downhill...and then way in the distance it looks like another uphill portion.  Over on the other side of College there's a mountain of sorts.  I wonder how I might access that --on a future hikexxx
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I'm not sure I'm going to continue this hike --uphill, but the view looks worth some climbing
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It's been a steep climb, and...
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WAIT A MINUTE
THIS IS LOOKING FAMILIAR
WHAT THE...??
This is the same path I took that previous time off of Peninsula Ave. (off College) when I decided not to go all the way down [see Calavera #6)
THAT'S CALAVERA MT. OVER THERE.  But how did it get on the "other side" of Colllege??
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So this goes back up to Peninsula Ave. then
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So then that trail I saw going off to the right, after I got to the bottom of the hill, must go over to the mountain.  But it would, seemingly, mean I'd have to cross College to get to it; and that's not the way it was shown on the map.  I'm confused.  So I've climbed this hill all for nothing; since I've already seen and shot this view previously
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So I retrace my steps, take the path --now on my left, and discover that College Blvd.  has......well I'm not sure exactly where it went, but I didn't have to cross it.
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So the path I'm on leads to the Calavera Trail, which is the one the planets signs are on --down from the lake.

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Here are the 2 planets I didn't get as I walk back up the trail --reversing the planatary order of the Solar System
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I'm not going any farther today.  Neptune will have to wait.  It's way farther down the trail somewhere.  Does the trail go back to College??  Should I take it??


I could ask this guy, but he appears to be asleep
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I don't take quite the same path back, but seem to connect with the same one I took the left turn off of.
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There's another path which seemingly goes up to College...but I figure it's farther down from where I started from
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Climbing back up where I started from
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I'm almost at the top.  There's the chain across that I circumvented.
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WHAT THE HELL???   I'M BACK ON PENINSULA AVE.  HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!!
I got turned around, and climbed back up the same damn hill.  Well, it's going to be a little farther back to the car.  That other path I saw should have been the one I should have taken.
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OK, I'm back on College.  Now which direction to go, right or left??  There's Carlsbad Village Dr., so I should go Left.  Right??  At least it's all downhill.  I finally pass the Private Property st.  The next street and I'm home free.  Hello car.
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 ANOTHER DAY