Take I15 north from San Diego to exit 27 in Escondido. Turn right on Bear Valley Expressway and then make a quick left on Beethoven into the shopping mall parking lot. Park by the bad Mexican restaurant on the corner, cross the expressway and find the trilhead to Mule Hill. The site has been preserved, but is right beside the freeway. The hill and interpretive signs are 0.4 miles south of the trailhead. There is visitor center at San Pascual Battlefield but I do not any pictures there. It was closed during my visit due to a recent wildfire. To get there from Mule Hill go north out of the parking lot on the expressway 0.35 mile to San Pascual Rd. Turn right and go about 3.5 miles to Hwy 78. The battle field is about a quarter mile away to the right.
Hysterical Journey To Historic Places January 17th 2013 <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">MULE HILL
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When I retired a few years back my little bride insisted that I find something to do so that I would not get underfoot in such a way that it might bring about marital discord. I am all for that. Leukemia is a piece of butterscotch pie compared to marital discord. Anyway I have bought a camera and a laptop and have set off to locate sites that are of interest to me. I take pictures at those sites and write short little stories about what took place there. My cousin, Bill, has encouraged me to start a blog, whatever that is, so that I can share my adventures. Next summer, 2013 will be th... full info