John happened to read in the newspaper a notice of a hike in this park with a naturalist. Unfortunately it was to begin a 7AM, a very ungodly hour for John! However, he did know that I prefer the early hours for hiking, and an added bonus was that a naturalist was to be our guide. The park is located in the rolling hills on the northeastern corner of Escondido. On the preserve is Dixon Lake, the water reservoir for the city.