Torrey Pines State Preserve Closed, so a trip to UCSD and the Gliderport instead

Torrey State Beach is open, but the parking lots are closed.  We planned an early morning hike up the cliffs of the Preserve, which has beautiful wildflowers this time of the year.  The whole Preserve is still closed!

Thinking quickly, we drove to the campus of UCSD, which is great for walking.  The vast majority of students have been sent home, but we did see a handful of people still on campus.  We parked near the north Visitor's Center.  We walked down to the spectacular library.  There is a lot of public art around the campus. 

We stood below "Falling Star", which appears to be a house crashed into the top of the Jacobs Engineering building.  When school is in session, you can go to the top of the building and see the house up close.  There are also very limited times you can enter the house. 

We walked over to the Torrey Pines Glider Port, which offers outstanding ocean views and canyon vistas filled with wildflowers.  The parking lots and glider port are closed, but there is on-street parking across from the Salk Institute.

The main library

An example of some of the public art

"Falling Star"

Ocean view from the Glider Port



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