June 28, 2013 (San Diego's East County) - Lighting can transform a scene into a magical display. Milt Cyphert captured one of those golden magic moments with this photo, taken at a Laguna Mountain meadow.
August 18, 2011 (Laguna) – How did people live on Laguna Mountain more than a century ago? Find out September 3 and 4, when the Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association celebrates its 25th annual living history celebration.
Take a guided tour to relive the travels of a 1908 pioneer family, visit an encampment of mountain men, learn about Native Ameriacns, rugged cowboys, and the first Cleveland National Forest ranger.
February 27, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- One of the heaviest snowfalls in memory, dropping snow down to under 1,500 feet, spurred many of our readers and staffers to send in photos of winter wonderland images across our region.
February27, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The weekend storm has passed, leaving 26 inches of snow on Laguna Mountain and 16 inches on Mount Palomar. Alpine, Pine Valley, Campo and other communities received ample snow to require snow plows to clear roads.
Below are the latest road conditions and weather updates.
Note: Chains are required this morning on both Palomar and Laguna Mountains, and Sunrise Highway is closed at the north end. There is ample snow at lower elevations however for snow play, such as in the Cuyamaca area.
February 27, 2011 (Cleveland National Forest)--With 26 inches of snow on Laguna Mountain and at least 16 inches on Palomar Mountain, the Forest Service offers tips for fun and safety.
Playing in the snow on the mountains is always a great deal of family fun, but the Cleveland National Forest Service would like to ensure that everyone is properly prepared for the trip.
By Billy Ortiz
February 22, 2011 (Laguna Mountain)-- Laguna Mountain was a winter wonderland on February 21, 2011. More than a foot of snow fell from last weeks storm, bringing thousands of visitors to play in the snow on a "bluebird" Presidents day in the East County of San Diego, to use a ski term for a day of blue, sunny skies after a snowfall.
My grandsons and I took a short drive from El Cajon to Laguna Mountain today. What a sight! After leaving I-8 east, we wound up the Sunrise Highway in anticipation, where we were greeted by thick blankets of snow covering the tall pine and oak trees and meadows.