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After years of effort by the Friends of Hellhole Canyon Preserve the 40-acre Hell Creek Headwaters parcel has been added to the Preserve.
The 40 acres include 34 acres of creek, meadows and foothills, as well as land judged to be critical wildlife corridor.
VALLEY CENTER — Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center is a lot more inviting than its name suggests. The 1,907-acre open-space preserve features a flowing stream in its center complete with mature oak and sycamore trees, views across an undeveloped valley, and for the peak baggers, 3,886-foot-high Rodriguez Mountain, where you might even see the ocean.
Friends of Hell Hole Canyon will have something new to celebrate in their annual meeting this Saturday following the acquisition of 34 acres for the preserve.
Rick Landavazo, president of Friends of Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve, said his volunteer group and the county worked together to buy the land, bringing the preserve east of Valley Center to about 1,900 acres.
First fire closed a little bit of heaven called Hellhole Canyon, and then it was rain.
Come tomorrow, it will all be good again.
Burned manzanita plants provide a stark contrast with the wildflowers blooming in the distance at Hellhole Canyon County Open Space Preserve near Valley Center. “We’re feeding off Mother Nature’s recovery,” said Jake Enriquez, a county parks official.
VALLEY CENTER —- Gnarled fingers of oak and manzanita, blackened by the Paradise fire, are making way for a new generation of greenery this spring in Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve —- 1,712 acres of spirited terrain east of Valley Center.
Horned lizards, coyotes and even mountain lions have returned home to the place that earned its name, some say, because summers in the preserve’s rugged hills and canyon are "as hot as you know where."
VALLEY CENTER – The county parks department has reopened Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve, which was closed after the Paradise fire blackened the 1,700-acre park.
That leaves only five county parks still closed of the 23 affected by October’s wildfires, parks and recreation director Renee Bahl said yesterday at a ceremony marking the reopening.