People usually don’t associate rain and snow with San Diego. Quite true with the city of San Diego. The county, however, is another story. There are mountains in east San Diego County that top out at 6,271 feet elevation. That’s high enough to get plenty of rain and snow.
Where I live at 682′ elevation, Mother & Father Nature have provided me with 70.3 inches of rain in 2019, of which 23.3 inches has arrived since November 19.
Rain at this time of the year usually means snow just 20 miles east of me.
In the 26½ years I have been in San Diego, I never fail to go visit the snowy mountains once a year.
This year has been completely different because we had significant snow in the mountains in February, November, and December, so I have been three times.
New Year’s Eve is supposed to bring another huge storm, so I might start off 2020 by heading to the snowy mountains.
I like snow as long as it’s about 20 miles away from me, I can go visit it, and I can come back to a warm home with a warm cat on my lap.
Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite snow pictures from 2019.
Mount Laguna National Recreation Area
Pacific Crest Trail, Mount Laguna
Snow people in the Cuyamaca Mountains
City slickers in the snow at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Snowy Lake Cuyamaca
City slickers clogging the roadway in Cuyamaca Mountains
My poor car
Mommy told him to put on his coat
My poor feet