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 | February 23, 2018

Great tip for getting out in Snow


There I was, a damsel in distress.  I’d been called and asked to follow a propane truck into a property.  The top of the driveway was pretty slick with snow/icy area that was also pretty steep.   The driver really knew what he was doing to slide that truck down but also knew he wasn’t coming out again unless that the situation was different.

I’d ran home for a couple shovels and was working with one, waiting for the propane guy to finish filling an empty tank.

Then Wes Bergman showed up.  He pulled over, got a shovel out of the back of his truck (everyone one knows you should always keep a shovel in the back of your vehicle when white stuff is present), and went to work.  Ice was broken up, some slushy snow shoveled aside and (ta da!!!) he throw dirt in the tracks!  What a great idea.  The propane guy drove right out and we all got home to dinner much earlier than the driver and I ever thought we would.

Thanks Wes!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 23, 2018

Surveyor’s are out!


See that big log across the road?  It was a power pole not too long ago.  SDG&E is in the process of replacing wooden poles or trees with steel poles.  They set the new pole and a worker was up in a boom truck.  He detached the line and  – BOOM – the tree fell down – right where the property owner’s truck had been parked minutes before.

I was so pleased to see surveyors round the mountain the past few weeks.  They explained that they are working for SDG&E to plot their easements.  Since SDG&E is replacing the poles to make the mountain safer, they want to make sure the poles are within their easements.

Please take care to not remove or damage any survey markers.  They are very important to all and could be a huge benefit to individual property owners, too.

Thank you SDG&E and GIS Surveyors!

Bonnie Phelps – enjoying the snow!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 22, 2018

Snow Plow is Rolling!

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This is what this afternoon’s “20% chance of snow” looks like.  The snow was just starting about an hour ago when I took the pic of my car.  It is covered in snow now but what is fun to see is the snow plow guys were already rolling on State Park Road.

About two inches so far at our place and enjoyed another beautiful sunset from our favorite mountain.

Bonnie and Don


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 21, 2018

Did you Winterize?

It is cold up here! We have a few more days of below freezing temperatures:

Alas!  I’ve come across cabins with frozen pipes this morning.  If you have a weekend place, be sure you have your water off, drain your pipes and use anti-freeze in each drain and the toilets.  It has not been fun to walk in cabins and see toilets in several pieces on the floor.

If your water isn’t off at your weekend place, please turn it off, or have it done and winterize.  It might be too late for your pipes but maybe not to late to save the toilet bowls.

Like someone to do it for you?  Just off the phone with Ron Bowan 619-206-3347.  He is standing by and can service your cabin.  It is very important to have your water off before pipes thaw out to not have as much water damage to your floors and contents.

Of course, if you are home-on-the-mountain with your big fire in the fireplace, just have yourself a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy these flakes coming down.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 14, 2018

Is this cabin saying “Be Mine”?


Would you like a property on Palomar for Valentines Day?  This one is just too cute!

It is also already spoken for.  Son Nathan, recruited his oldest nephew to help assemble this Costco find.  It was a surprise Christmas gift for his youngest nephew, little Atticus. He is in love with his mini cabin so we’ll have to find something else for you!

There are a few things to catch your eye on and more in the wings. Please click through then let’s connect.

We did wake to a lovely surprise snow day.  I just updated Cabin Fever’s Vacation Rental with this morning’s Winter Wonderland.  Think it is mostly only a memory now but we are all on stand-by for the next snow.

Many of you remember back to another surprise 10 years ago on Valentines Day 2008 when we had a foot of snow and candy kisses on all of our mail boxes! Ah, the old-fashioned fun on our sweet little mountain! There is always room for more!  Come join us!


Very Happy Valentines Day to You!

Bonnie Phelps

Resident Realtor




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 12, 2018

See smoke?

It should be ok if it is coming off Canfield Road from Fry Creek area:

From:  Tim Gray

The US Forest Service will be burning brush piles near Fry Creek for the next 4 days.


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 12, 2018

Items for Sale




From: Mark and Pam Thompson

Two motorcycles for sale:

Two 2012 XT250 Miles 6K

$2,800 and $2,600


Lightly used RV Dinette from a 2017 Jayco 41 1/2″ x 75 1/2″

Interested parties please call or text (760) 822-3029




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 4, 2018

Doane Pond in January


Doane Pond Robert Gonsett

We are looking to see a bit of snow ’round the pond real soon, but sure had very beautiful days in January!  Thank you Robert for sending our way.

From: Robert Gonsett

The air temperature was ideal for hiking and the lighting just right when my wife captured this photo of Doane Pond on January 18, 2018. We are truly blessed with such a beautiful mountain. Enjoy!



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 3, 2018

Palomar Film Scoring Workshop


Interested in composing music for film or television?  One of our very talented and creative weekenders on Palomar just happens to be a working Hollywood composer!  He is also the Director and Founder of Palomar Film Music Workshop that is about to sell out for the 5th year in a row…   Who do you know that would love to attend?

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | January 31, 2018

State Park on a High Note

FROM: Friends of the State Park

Thanks to all of you, Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park ended 2017 on a high note! Check out this article in the Ramona Journal about last year’s accomplishments: 

We have quite a few projects planned for 2018 and appreciate all of your support to make these projects happen!

Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park

P.O. Box 91

Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Thank you for your generosity!



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