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The two RV Gypsies went to
Mount Helix Park
in La Mesa, California 
May 20, 2015

Mt. Helix Park is recognized as one of San Diego County's most magnificent landmarks, where people come for spectacular views of San Diego. Located at 1,370 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points within view of the ocean. This is a nice secluded place to get some fresh air. It is an easy drive to the top and has a small parking lot, but it gets a bit busy at times and you may find yourself parking on the narrow street on the way up the mountain if you show up late in the day.

Once you get up there, the Cross is a nice landmark to see. There are also a few short dirt trails going around the summit and you can find your own personal boulder to sit on to give you the idea that you have the whole summit to yourself.

There's an amphitheater up there as well where you can watch theatrical productions in the summer. All in all this is still a pretty hidden gem out in East County and should not be missed if you feel like you need to escape the big city without really leaving.

Mount Helix Nature Theatre sign

steps up to Mount Helix Theatre

Looking down from the top of Mount Helix Nature Theatre

Looking down from the top of Mount Helix Nature Theatre Lee Duquette
landscaping at top of Mount Helix engraved stone at Mount Helix
giant cross at Mount Helix

Below: Several views from Mount Helix

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View of the top of a round house and more as seen from Mount Helix

a round house and more

a round house and more

still life photography

A man was releasing homing pigeons in the parking lot at Mount Helix.

homing pigeons

homing pigeons

homing pigeons

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California. You may view these 3 sections in any order you choose. There is also a link to Oregon at the bottom of this page.

You do not have to return here to continue from page to page because there is a link at the bottom of each page for further navigation.

Section 1 of 4: San Diego

Entering the state of California

Mount Helix Park

USS Midway (CV-41)
& several memorials

A National Salute to Bob Hope
and The Military

Unconditional Surrender Statues (FL 2013 & CA 2015)

Artwork - "Our Silences"

Beaches in San Diego

Balboa Park

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

San Diego Botanical Gardens

Cabrillo National Monument

Pio Pico Thousand Trails


Section 2 of 4: Los Angeles County

Fairflex Los Angeles KOA in Pomona

Mt. Baldy Park

Los Angles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Section 3 of 4: San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf & the seals

Lombard - The zig-zag street

Golden Gate Bridge - 2009 & 2015

Eureka KOA

Section 4 of 4: The Redwoods - Giant trees & more

Willits - Gateway to the Redwoods

Travel photos and some elk

Avenue of the Giants

The Drive Thru Tree #1

The Drive Thru Tree #2

Beach at Redwood National Park

Trees of Mystery - page 1

Aerial Tram at Trees of Mystery

Tall Tale trail at Trees of Mystery

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Florence, Oregon: a dune buggy ride, Devils Churn, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and more.