Coast to Cactus and the SDNHM Canyoneers with Diana Lindsay and Jim Varnell

Last week on our Sunbelt Spotlight, we talked to Diana Lindsay and Jim Varnell about how the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneers have adjusted their programming due to the pandemic, who they are, and how you can get involved. The recording is available to view below.

This fall, the Canyoneer hike program has moved online. Each season, they will be posting 10 hikes that you can tackle at your leisure on their website. Each hike has been given its own page with the distance, a difficulty rating, map, a written description, and information about what you might see on the trail. They also provide links to the website of the organization that manages each trail so you can check to see if the trail is open to the public.

The Canyoneer Website

If you want access to additional trail options immediately, pick up a copy of Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego OutdoorsThe guide has 250 hikes, each with its own map and photograph, hike description with mileage, elevation gain/loss, difficulty rating, directions to the trailhead with GPS, trail use, special features, and type of habitat(s) found on each hike. Each hike has a focus on a species or natural/cultural history feature associated with that hike.