Cabrillo National Monument Off The Beaten Path

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    Agave Shawii

    by Yaqui Written Aug 4, 2013

    Agave shawii is a very unique yucca. That is how I recognize it. It is a very rare plant only found in San Diego County along Baja California. It consist of green ovate leaves that has little needles or teeth that surround the leaves. It blossoms with beautiful yellowish or reddish flowers. Some may think it is an ugly plant and think it may be a hardy plant, but is very sensitive, since it takes it sometime to grow, so it cannot recoup too fast from pollution or damage from contact.

    Cabrillo National Monument
    1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106-3601

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    Prickly Pear Cacti

    by Yaqui Written Aug 4, 2013

    Prickly pear cacti is a very well know species of plant that I personally grew not to like upclose…ah..youth..lol….but I sure do still respect it and admire it for its hardiness. It grows these flat rounded platyclades as they call them, and usually are covered with needles or spines. Ouch, these little coats of armor hurt, believe me. My Aunt Carmen had a huge tree like bush of these in her San Fernando stucco home. I will say they do produce some pretty awesome blooms, which a huge contrast to how God has designed them. They are prominent in the West and Southwest of the US and Mexico. 

They are a very good reason to stay on your path!

Prickly Pear Cacti

    Cabrillo National Monument
    1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106-3601

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    Lemonade Berry Bush

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 4, 2013
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    Walk around and enjoy the beauty:

    If you have noticed that along the walking path from the Point Loma Lighthouse to the Whale watching overlook, you’ll see many wonderful species of local plants. The park took the time to plant many of the significant plants that are local to this area. The Lemonade Berry bush appears to be a very simple, but will bloom from February to May these small white to rosy pink petals and are very fragrant. Take the time to look about them.


    Cabrillo National Monument
    1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106-3601

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    Bayside Trail at CNM

    by lmkluque Updated Aug 15, 2012

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    Entrance to Bayside Trail
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    This trail is usually overlooked by tourists and for anyone liking a good hike or families with active children needing to run around this 3.2 km trail could be a great experience. It is most often used by people who live on the peninsula or work at the Navy Base during lunch breaks.

    As you can see from the second photo, this side of Point Loma has a sheer drop about half way down so there is no beach access. However, the views of the entrance to San Diego's Bay is full of activity with all types of boats, planes and helicopters leaving and arriving at North Island and a panoramic view of the city with it's backdrop of mountains can be seen along this side. Also North Island, Coronado and as far south as Playas de Tijuana can also be seen throughout the decent.

    There are a few surprises, especially for imaginative children looking for adventure.

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    Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    by lmkluque Updated Aug 15, 2012

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    A beautiful and peaceful place to see

    Fort Roscrans is similar in nature to Arlington Cemetery in Virginia. It is basically a final resting place for our soldiers and sailors who have given there lives in the service of this country. It is also the location where San Diegians have commemorated much of San Diego's history. Most of the monuments found in the oldest part of the cemetery, honor the men and women who were pioneers to this area.

    If history isn't your thing, the views on the east and west side are worth a stop here.

    More detailed information can be found on my Fort Rosecrans page.

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