Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2009

What do you love about Palomar?  How about the views?  You see Point Loma out there with the San Diego skyline and islands dotting the Pacific – so close and yet so far away –  up here in the beauty of the Four Seasons! Have a message to go out?  Simply send it my way.   If you don’t see it posted within 24 hours, please call my ‘follow-me’ number at 76O 742 one 742. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!   Bonnie Phelps,  Palomar Mountain News Editor since 1998 and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century.
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 9, 2017

Christmas Party tonight!

bells.jpg Neither rain, sleet, snow or heavy winds and power outages will stop the party!  Everyone come on out at 6:00 to Mother’s Kitchen for a fun time celebrating.

Bring appetizer or dessert to share.  Our Community Center folks will provide tea, cocoa, decaf coffee & cider.

We will have holiday music, our “Mountain Kids” will sing, small gifts for children & some items for silent auction that need a new home.

Thanks to Jack, Rosie & Nanci for all their work to make our evening on Palomar extra special tonight.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 8, 2017

Power ON!

Just got this welcomed message from Chef Chad at the Conference Center:

Power back on at camp.
How about your house?

We unplugged the generator and sure enough!  Let there be LIGHT!

If the winds pick back up, SDG&E might need to power down again.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 8, 2017

Power Update

The power is still out on Palomar.  I spoke with crews working to check lines.  There are a lot of branches down and they want to make sure their lines are safe to turn back on.  Because of the calm wind now the possibility might be to turn power back on tonight.  However, because of stronger winds predicted through the weekend, it might be longer.

Click for more SDG&E info.

For weekenders, unless you have a propane fridge or a generator hooked up, the next time you are at your cabin, you’d want to start fresh with your refrigerator and freezer supply.

Several folks have called and asked about the ‘Sweetwater Fire in Cleveland National Forest’. Cleveland is a very large forest so that area is down in east county.

So thankful to wake to the calm day on the Mountain!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 8, 2017

Power out on Palomar

SDG&E has the power off on the Mountain because of the extreme wind.  It is a safety precaution with the fire danger.  It will be off through Saturday but maybe off until Monday or so.  Things in your freezer will last about 12 hours and the power has been off up here since about 1:00 pm today.

Over the past years our power has been off during the winter so folks without generators, bag things up and put them outdoors…  that isn’t going to work this time.

It seems so trite to be concerned about having our power off for a few days compared with what others our dealing with tonight.  Take care everyone.

God Bless you All,

Bonnie and Family

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 8, 2017

Nate Harrison Grade blocked

Huge tree is down near the top of the Nate.  About 3 feet in diameter.  It is totally blocking the road.  Already called in to County Road crew.

Just spoke to James, foreman with County Roads. He was driving down the South Grade and was the first to stop in front of a large tree blocking the grade this morning.   Three hours later the had that grade open.  The Nate will not be opened until some time tomorrow.

Thanks to all who work to keep our mountain safe!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 7, 2017

RSVP Please for Cookie Party & Lunch


The chefs at the Christian Conference Center want to make sure they have enough supplies and food for all.  Please RSVP by tomorrow so they can get their order in for the cookie party and lunch for all on Tuesday! Click for more details.

Santa hats optional!


Chefs Chad and Steve

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 6, 2017

Extreme Wind & Being Prepared

School-backpack-clipart-free-clipart-images   Most of you have seen the devastation from the newest fires in Ventura and LA Counties.  So sad. See article below about those extreme winds heading south.

<<From: Rosemary Johnston Subject: San Diego faces ‘extreme’ wildfire danger starting late tonight – The San Diego Union-Tribune Sounds like the most danger is in east county, but I suspect it could get challenging on Palomar also.>>

Since it is a very real situation for your city house or mountain cabin – no matter where we live, you might consider scrolling though this info and updating your property photos, insurance records and County Assessor information and being prepared with an updated To Go Bag and your vehicles full of fuel.

We’re praying for all impacted by the fires and for safety for our beautiful mountain.

Bonnie and Family




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2017

Last Chance for Summer Camp Di$count$

Do you have a child, grandchild or neighbor kid who would love to go to Summer Camp on Palomar Mountain?  This post is very last minute for a $100.00 discount through Friday at 11:45 am (that would be today).  All the details are on the camp website below.

Last summer our oldest granddaughter loved her first week of Horse Camp.  This year her brother can hardly wait for Adventure Camp and her younger sister will join her on the horses.  The programs and staff are wonderful.  Delicious food, great accommodations and tons of fun!

Check it out – quick – for a great savings for a week at camp on our favorite mountain!

From: Charity Hartley

Subject: RE: Pre-register – Last Chance for Summer Camp Discounts!

Click  for all the details!

Charity Hartley Summer Camp Registrar

Palomar Christian Conference Center 760-742-3400


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 30, 2017

Community Christmas Party


Everyone is invited to our annual Christmas Party sponsored by the folks of the Community Center for Palomar Mountain.  Might even have snow!  Wouldn’t that be fun!!!  Here are the details:

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Appetizer and Desert Potluck.

Saturday Evening, December 9th, 6PM to 8:30PM at Mother’s Kitchen

We will also have coloring sheets & free crayons for the Mountain kids, small silent auction items and music and fun.  Coffee, tea and cider provided by the CCPM.

Hope to see you there!
Jack, Rosie & Nanci



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 29, 2017

Christmas Cookie Party & Lunch


From: Chad Villareal []


Palomar Christian Conference Center invites you to join us for a cookie making and  decorating class.

We would love to have you and your children come build, cut, decorate and eat yummy Christmas cookies!

When: Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Conference Center Dining Hall

What to bring: Cookie tins so you can take your creations home. Cookie cutters if you have something special you would like to use.

A hearty lunch will be provided immediately following!

We hope to see you there!


Chad Villarreal

Palomar Christian Conference Center


When you arrive at the camp, please park in the big parking lot.  Walk straight down the road to the office, then off to the left to the Dining Hall.


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