|One turn off Pamo Valley Road|
|Under the oaks...|
Since we had to turn around and go back to Pamo Valley (thanks, Al – NOT!), we took another road we knew: Black Mountain Truck Trail. This leads out of Pamo Valley to its east, and winds up at Lake Sutherland, just north of Ramona. This approach has you winding around a hill until suddenly you're looking at the downstream side of the large dam that formed Lake Sutherland – quite impressive, and the biggest dam I know of in San Diego County. Here's a map showing our two routes today.
And of course there were flowers: