First came the wildfire, then the discovery.
In 2003, the Cedar fire tore through the Los Caballos equestrian camp in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. State officials later found that the area had once been an Indian village and burial ground –and declared that the camp would not be rebuilt.
Fast forward to this Saturday.
At 11 a.m., state park officials — joined by members of the Cuyamaca Equestrian Association and others — will stage a ribbon-cutting for the new Green Valley horse camp, a replacement spot for equine lovers who like to rough it.
“It’s an awesome little campground,” said Ernie Smith, association president. “I think it will be real popular.”
The state-managed camp is part of the existing Green Valley Campground, on state Route 79 and north of Descanso. Each of the 13 spots geared for horses includes two corrals.
Smith said the horse camp will be available for use starting in mid-September. More information is availablehere.