Preserve Calavera to host tours

by Phil Diehl on the U~T San Diego web site, on Jan 5, 2013

CARLSBAD — The nonprofit Preserve Calavera plans to host short tours of the Marron Adobe grounds and the surrounding valley near the site of the proposed Quarry Creek development on three upcoming Saturdays.

The tours are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12 and 26 and Feb. 9, states a written news release from Preserve Calavera.

The adobe ranch house built in the mid-1800s is one of the oldest structures in San Diego County and is a remnant of one of the original California land grants.

The tour will include a walk to nearby Buena Vista Creek and the El Salto Falls, the release states. The area is at the northern end of the Quarry Creek development project, where 656 homes are proposed

Participants should take the College Boulevard exit from state Route 78, to south to Haymar Road, and drive will past the Mossy Nissan dealership to the end of the road, the release states. Parking will be at the end of the cul de sac or along the road.

For more information, contact or call (760) 724-3887.