Assuming the weather cooperates this weekend, it’s a beautiful time of year to try this mostly dirt drive through Tierra Del Sol and McCain Valley in the southeastern corner of San Diego County. But a warning… if the weather is bad, don’t attempt as this as these are some of the most rugged and unforgiving spots on the planet.

When I wrote this story back in March, 2005, the powers that be had commissioned yet another study to find a new spot for San Diego’s airport. Tierra Del Sol, home to cattle ranches and other stuff right next to the border, was one of them. It didn’t quite work out.

From there, you’ll head up to McCain Valley, and off-highway vehicle area just north. Check out the views of John Spreckels’ “Impossible Railroad” and if you’re lucky, you might see a train go by. Enjoy Tierra Del Sol»

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