I live in Poway and have been hiking barefoot for about a year. Mainly north county inland and Mt. Laguna and Palomar. I have yet to encounter another barefoot hiker, but almost crossed paths with one the other day near Lake Hodges. Initially I thought the other set of foot prints were mine, but soon realized that another crazy person was hiking the wet, muddy trail, barefoot, in the rain. Unfortunately I missed them by probably only 15 minutes or so. Thea Gavin pointed me here after I posted on her blog about a barefoot hike she did in Orange County. Hoping to connect with other San Diego barefoot hikers and maybe do a group hike sometime. Joe ETA: Thanks Barefoot TJ. Posted link in Chapter Forum. PS - Photo is Mt Laguna near Water of the Woods pond.