Horseback riding to the beach in San Diego

Russel Ray Photos

Out & About

San Diego County encompasses 4,526 square miles, of which 4,207 is land.

The population as of the 2010 census was 3,095,313.

The City of San Diego has 1,345,895 people in its 372 square miles and is the eighth most populous city in the United States.

The County ranks #84 on the list of largest counties by area.

There are 3,143 counties (and county equivalents) in the United States.

The lowest elevation in the County is sea level which probably occurs at the beaches (probably?).

The highest elevation is 6,536 feet.

Within the County one can find anything ranging from snow to sunny beaches,

Snow in Julian, California

Ocean Beach, California

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free-ranging cows to urban cows….

Rural cow

Non-standard cow

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And horses….

Horses in a field

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Including urban horses, of course….

Rooftop horse

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Even horses in the snow….

Horses in the snow in San Diego County, California

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If you really want to have fun, though, go down to Imperial Beach and ride a horse to, and on, the beach! Here is a group of riders coming back…

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