Charming, very comfortable, single level view cabin located atop Palomar Mountain on .84 view acres has 2 bedrooms a full bath with laundry. Master bedroom has a cozy private deck. At 5600' elevation, you'll enjoy the four seasons including fall colors, and yes SNOW. Enjoy bird watching & stargazing on the private view deck. Beautiful off mountain views of natural forest, sunsets and ocean on clear days. Click here to learn more....
ITS TIME TO SPRING FORWARD!!!
Daylight saving time begins 2 AM Sunday, March 10 2019
If you are hoping to visit Palomar Mountain February 23, 24 and beyond, you will have to have chains. Today over 500 drivers were were turned away by CHP officers. Our CHP is stopping ALL vehicles to make sure they have chains installed before coming up to Palomar Mountain. Even 4WD vehicles must carry chains. The roads have been a mess with unprepared visitors creating gridlock. We are so thankful that the CHP is staffing officers and enforcing the law. Please do not come to Palomar Mountain unless you have tire chains and know how to install them. We are a tiny mountain community with few resources...Please be respectful and safe!
The last series of wet storms brought many inches of rain and high winds to Palomar Mountain! Palomar Mountain experienced trees down, heavy rain melting the snow from previous storms causing rock and landslides. A new series of colder storms are headed our way lasting off and on through the week. El Niño conditions are here. It's either feast or famine when it comes to weather in Southern California!! Forecasters are predicting El Niño conditions to last into the spring.
This season, Palomar Mountain has had more welcome rain than in many past years.
Beginning February 13, 2019, there are a series of very wet storms that are to pass through Southern California. Before traveling to the mountains, please make sure you are prepared for potential hazardous conditions (slippery roads, wind, heavy rain, debris, ice and snow).
Happy Groundhog Day!
As of 8p tonight Palomar Mountain received 1 3/4 inches of
More rain and the possibility of snow headed our way with storms off and on through Wednesday of next week. Check the NOAA Website for weather updates.
Punxsutawney Phil and Grody the Groundhog are both predicting an early spring.
I am looking forward to spring already and a yard full of gorgeous daffodils, lilac
spring wildflowers and new leaves on the black oaks!
Be safe on the roads and remember to watch for debris on the roads...
Click here for a Palomar Mountain webcam.
Blood Moon Image courtesy of Martin Adams
January 20th 2019 the last total lunar eclipse will be visible from North America! Grab your jackets and enjoy this spectacular cosmic event known as the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse'.
Palomar Mountain has a great east facing USFS lookout on East Grade Road overlooking Lake Henshaw. Montezuma Grade turn outs in Anza Borrego State Park is another favorite of ours to enjoy a moon rise. Learn More...
Below is an announcement from Palomar Mountain Traffic Safety Team 1/9/2019:
"This has been a long process, about a year long. I'm not going to write a book about the entire process. Last Spring San Diego County Traffic Advisory Committee ordered a Traffic Engineering Study for both South and East Grade Roads here on Palomar Mountain. The road study recommended speed limit changes for both South and East Grade Road. Today the San Diego County Board of Supervisors APPROVED the speed limit changes. In about 60 days (Estimate) we should have new speed signs on both South Grade Road (30MPH) and East Grade Road (40MPH). Here are some notes from the meeting agenda: District 5 Item 5-A. South Grade Road from State Route 76 to East Grade Road in Palomar Mountain (58th Edition Thomas Guide Page 1052-B6) - Establish a 30 MPH speed limit and certify the speed limit for radar enforcement. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5 Item 5-B. East Grade Road from State Route 76 to South Grade Road in Palomar Mountain (58th Edition Thomas Guide Page 1073-J6) - Establish a 40 MPH speed limit and certify the speed limit for radar enforcement. Approval of Items 5-A and 5-B would establish tools for speed enforcement that increase road safety and retain mobility. Properly posted speed limits provide feedback to safe and reasonable drivers to improve traffic safety, reduce the number and severity of collisions, and allow for fair enforcement. Both 5-A and 5-B have been approved by the San Diego Board of Supervisors this morning."