Rugged Mountain Springs Grade history documented in 1964

As Interstate 8 was built across San Diego County’s rugged mountains in the 1960s and 1970s, the most difficult section was creating the two, crisscrossing traffic lanes up and down Mountain Springs Grade, which jumps back-and-forth across the San Diego-Imperial county line east of Jacumba.

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Try Blair, Little Blair valleys for flowers

Although I haven’t seen any reports yet, the Blair valleys south of Borrego Springs might be a good place to look for flowers — and avoid “flowergeddon.” The roads — especially the Montezuma Valley Road (Highway S-22) route — have been clogged as it seems all of Southern California is heading out to see what’s being called a “super bloom.”

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