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Life atop Double Peak ‘an adventure’ – The San Diego Union-Tribune

There are a handful of coveted sites in North County, where people get paid or live rent free to live at and watch over city parks, including Double Peak in San Marcos.

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Belgian Waffle Ride Rolling Through San Elijo Hills, Sunday April 24th


The most unique one day cycling event in the country the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride presented by SPY, rolling through North County and San Elijo Hills, Sunday April 24, 2016. A gravel grinder with the perfect mix of dirt and tarmac to keep things interesting.

Known to provide riders with an incredibly memorable day on the bike, the Belgian Waffle Ride will take its riders on a ronde through North County San Diego, where it will clatter through agrarian hamlets and the Ardenne-like hills—not over classic mountains per se, but rather a never ending string of ups and downs—along single track climbs, sandy trails, and roughly paved roads carved through inland San Diego’s beautiful rural and sometimes forested backcountry.

Participants ride drop bar road style bikes not mountain bikes and several San Elijo Hills Residents will participate. Come out and cheer the athletes as they take the trail by the San Elijo Hills City limits sign past the Albertsons, San Elijo Middle, San Elijo Elementary on the Copper Creek trail passing the Brightwood Drive Cul-de-sac on The Garden View trail riders will return to the paved road at Queshaven Park and start the steep accent towards the summet of Double Peak Park. Riders will be passing through San Elijo Hills trails and roads at the 134 mile mark so give them a cheer, they will need it!

The ride offers two challenging routes in two different distances, the full BWR course will cover 144 miles, 11,000 ft. of vertical.

The second route, the Cervélo Belgian Wafer Ride, tops out at 68 miles and takes riders up and down a shortened course, while still including a few of the BWR’s most famous dirt sections and iconic climbs. A perfect option for those entering their first gravel grinder, the Wafer ride delivers the challenge and excitement of the Waffle ride in a fun-sized package.

A fully supported ride with CHP escorts, a multitude of support vehicles and feed stations dotted throughout.

Here’s the course by the numbers:

  • 146 MILES OR 235 kilometers




  • 3 KOMS


– The winner of this year’s event will take around 8 hours to complete the course. This means for most it’s an 11-12- or 15-hour day on the bike.


WAFFLE COURSE: https://www.strava.com/routes/4429640

WAFER COURSE: https://www.strava.com/routes/4644925


7:00am—Cat 1/2/3


7:10am—Cat 4


8:00am—Wafer (all riders)

September HOA updates from San Elijo Hills Community Association


Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA):

Trails Clean Up Day

Don’t forget The California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 19th! The San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated California Coastal Clean-up Day (CCD) area, and we need volunteers!

The trail system within San Elijo Hills is such a beloved feature of our community! Please join us on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00AM-12:00PM to help clean up the trails!

Volunteers will meet in the Town Square (by the fountain) of San Elijo Hills at 9:00AM. Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, so if you know for sure you want to help, please register online at http://bit.ly/1s3MgoG.

Special Instructions: All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. You can help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, and gardening or work gloves. Note: every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate!

Students are eligible for community service hours, and prizes will be given out for the most trash collected!

Together we can all make a difference!

Tuscany in the Hills

Next Saturday, September 26th, San Elijo Women’s Club will hold its annual fundraiser at Cafe Stoked beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Tuscany in the Hills and delicious hors d’oeuvres, varieties of beer and wine, music, live and silent auctions, and door prizes will be part of the evening’s festivities.

All proceeds will benefit Straight from the Heart (straightfromtheheartinc.org), a 501c3 non-profit that provides on-going support to over 5000 foster children and their families throughout San Diego County. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at sehwc.weebly.com.

See you there!

Community Yard Sale

The community-wide yard sale is back!

It’s time to decide what you can live without! Pull out your price stickers because the San Elijo Hills Community Association is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale. All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event!

The yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 7:00AM-11:00AM. The yard sale will be promoted to the public so expect many shoppers! Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to direct yard-salers to the individual neighborhoods.

Do you only have a few items to sell? Join up with your neighbors to create one mega-sale!

Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating. Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8:00PM the night before (Friday 9/25/15) so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

For more information, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Artificial Turf

The San Elijo Hills Community Association Board of Directors is aware that Governor Brown has signed emergency legislation (AB 349) restricting Associations from prohibiting the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass. Bill AB 349 does not prohibit an Association from applying landscaping rules established in the governing documents so long as the rules fully conform to restrictions in Civil Code 4735(a).

The Board is currently in the process of creating a proposed policy, which will be provided to the membership and formally adopted after the review and comment period in accordance with California Civil Code.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while the Board of Directors creates a policy that incorporates the synthetic material while maintaining a certain level of aesthetics and consistency in the community.

Double Peak Park Hours

As a reminder to residents, Double Peak Park is closed at dusk and persons in the parking lot and behind the lower gate will be cited by the Sheriff.

Double Peak School will begin in August of 2015

Double Peak School
The Double Peak School will begin in August of 2015

You should be receiving a letter in the mail from Dr. Holt in the next two days, here is the letter on the SMUSD and Double Peak School website.

Dear San Marcos Families,

Based on our collaborative and well-attended community meeting on Wednesday, February 11th, as well as additional feedback since that meeting, I am pleased to announce that the Double Peak School site will open as a K-6 in January 2016. I truly believe that this decision satisfies both the boundary and intra-district transfer families’ interests. 

Starting in August 2015, Double Peak students presently attending both Discovery and San Elijo Elementary schools will start the year at those sites with their Double Peak teachers. When the new school site is completed in January, they will transition, as a continuing class, to their new school following the winter break. In April 2015, we will identify intra-district transfer students for grades K-5. The majority of K-5 transfers will remain at their home school until the Double Peak facility opens in January 2016.
All 6th grade students, both boundary and approved intra-district transfers will be clustered into their Double Peak classes and hosted on the San Elijo Middle School site until the transition to the new school site in January.
In the next few weeks, Principal Baum will provide greater detail on class configuration during the transition period between August and January. He will also continue to hold morning coffee chats and after school sessions to promote strong connections within the community, as well as to address parental questions. Thus far, his commendable efforts have ensured a growing level of excitement, anticipation, collaboration and support. I look forward to the opportunities that Double Peak School will provide for our community.
Kevin D Holt, Ed.D.

Double Peak and Ridgeline trails to reopen in San Marcos.


Double Peak and Ridgeline trails to reopen in San Marcos.

Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 7.

The San Elijo Hills Association worked closely with CalFire, San Marcos Fire Department, and The City of San Marcos to repair the trails damaged after the Cocos fire. The Ridgeline trail is maintained by the San Elijo Hills Association (HOA). CalFire donated the labor to save the HOA and San Elijo Hills homeowners a substantial sum of money.

After nearly ten months San Marcos city officials will gather on Saturday, March 7 at 9 am near the end of Santa Barbara Drive for the grand re-opening of Double Peak and Ridgeline Trails in celebration of the 24th Annual San Marcos Trails Day. Equestrian riders will start at 102 San Elijo Road.

For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net.

San Elijo Elementary PTO Updates

San Elijo Elementary

School Flyers
Yearbook Cover Contest Flyer
Community Flyers
La Costa Meadows Halloween Carnival Flyer
Carlsbad Public Safety Open House
Sports Flyers
Tri City Winter Basketball Registration
For all previous week’s flyers, please click here to be redirected!

SEES Yearbook Cover Contest
Friday, September 26th is the last day to submit your entry for the 2014-2015 SEES Yearbook cover.  For a list of what the entry requirements are, please click here or email seesyearbooks@yahoo.com

Box Tops for Education/Labels for Education has STARTED!
Our fall collection runs now through October 3rd!  Place Box Tops and Labels in a plastic bag with your child’s name & room # and drop in PTO Box or bring to class.  Questions, please contact seesfundraising@gmail.com

Monster Bash Rescheduled!!!

Are your costumes ready?  The SEES Monster Bash has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 18th!  Please mark your calendars for the spookiest night at SEES!  More information to come!!!!!

Flag Salute this Friday!!!

SMUSD’s New School, “Double Peak” Informational Meeting

If you would like to attend a parent informational meeting about the K-8 school in San Marcos, please join us at the North Country Regional Education Center on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00pm.  The address is 255 Pico Avenue in San Marcos.  There will be an additional meeting on Monday, September 29th with the same information.  Visit the new K-8 school website here!

Fire in Double Peak area of San Elijo Hills

The San Marcos Fire started (3:30pm) behind Cal State San Marcos. The fire looks to have moved west into Hanson Property and Double Peak Park. Evacuations ordered for San Elijo Hills. Cal Fire air support and 30 engines are on scene. We are posting updates and photos on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife

and Twitter @sanelijolife

San Marcos School District has closed all schools on Thursday and hope to open Friday.


City update: http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/index.aspx?page=24&recordid=1016&returnURL=/index.aspx?page=1

Cal Fire brings in DC 10 to drop from the air (Fire Retardant)

Sounds like Mt Whittney the tall peak east of San Elijo Hills has burnt like it did last fire in 2007. Fire looks to be moving east towards Harmony Grove

Update from County Sheriff

This is the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department with an emergency message and evacuation information on May 14th, 2014 at 6:30pm. There is a wildfire burning in the Elfin Forrest, San Elijo, Cal State San Marcos, and Discovery Hills area of San Marcos. The fire department is actively working to suppress the fire but there is concern that the fire may spread so an evacuation order has been issued for your area. All residents can evacuate to Mission Hills HS at 1 Mission Hills Ct or San Marcos Middle School at 650 W. Mission Rd.  If you need emergency assistance in evacuation, call 9-1-1. If you need additional information call the San Diego county Information Line by dialing 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.SDCountyEmergency.com.

San Elijo Hills Fire- Double Peak Park


SAN MARCOS’ DOUBLE PEAK OFFERS DOUBLE TREATSDramatic views from Catalina to San Jacinto, and bountiful displays of birdlife

On a clear day, hike up Double Peak in San Marcos for an amazing view that includes the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains to the northeast and San Clemente and Catalina islands to the far west, with a lot of North County in between.

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