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denisemillan_ History 101: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Long before Europeans arrived, the Torrey Pines area was home to the Kumeyaay. Their lands extended from the Pacific Ocean south to what is now Ensenada, Mexico, east to the sand dunes of the Colorado River in the Imperial Valley, and north through the Warner Springs Valley, to what is now Oceanside and Highway 78. These lands were linked together by vast trading networks.

Because groves of trees were not common along the Southern California coast, early Spanish explorers (1500-1700 AD) referred to this area as Punto de Los Arboles, which literally means "Point of Trees." They used this area both as a landmark and as a warning that they were too close to the shore in the fog. In 1769, the Portola-Serra Sacred Expedition passed through nearby Sorrento Valley on its way from San Diego to colonize Monterey and establish missions along the way. The trail they used is referred to as El Camino Real. The trees themselves were referred to as Soledad Pines (Solitary Pines) by the first non-Native Americans to visit the area. The name remained until 1850. #sanDiego #California #staycation http://www.torreypine.org/history/history.html
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jvzmyn__ Morning hike at the beach#torreypinesbeach #hike 5d

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lumpiathief A little overcast today but that's not going to stop me from enjoying this beautiful day! Cheers! #torreypinesbeach #torreypines #lajolla #sd #sandiego #ca #cali #aocal #waves #surf #surfer #vegan #igers #instadaily #beach #beautiful #cheers 5d

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hornblower75 Morning walk along #torreypinesbeach. It was a slight adjustment from the 33 degree weather I was in 3 days ago. #brrrrrrr #nofilter 6d

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bubsy7 My first semi-successful #timelapse (minus when the wave went over my shoes) #TorreyPinesBeach #sunset 6d

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titustvrdy No filter needed... #Torreypinesbeach 1w

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