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The P on the hill by Palomar College in San Marcos

It's a landmark of sorts. A human-made one. And it can be seen for many miles - I can see it from South Carlsbad State Beach in fact, probably 7 miles away.

I see it often when driving around for business and when driving by the other day finally stopped to take a couple of photos (I was in good shoes so no hiking up the hill for a close look).


The P on the hill by Palomar College in San Marcos

P on the Merriam Mountains in San Marcos

The P is on Palomar Hill in the Merriam Mountains in San Marcos, across the street and to the rear of Palomar College, a 2-year community college servicing 30,000 part-time and full-time students. The college was founded in the 1940s, and 7 enterprising graduating students created the project on a 1/2 acre of ground on the mountain. Stop by and see it sometime if you are in the area.

You can read more here. A little bit of local San Marcos trivia.


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Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD

You know, when I was a kid I lived in California.  We lived up by Lake Arrowhead.  Seems I remember some of those on the sides of the Mts now that I see this?  So interesting, wonder why they do this?  I guess if you live there you don't really pay much attention to it after awhile.

Jan 31, 2009 11:53 AM #1
Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Jeff - we had M -LOL. I have to go snap a photo of it. I just call it the M mountain - it's in Golden CO on the foothills. When my son was younger he thought it was cool since his name is Matthew :) ~Rita

Jan 31, 2009 01:19 PM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jeff, you mean it's not for Pat?

Jan 31, 2009 03:55 PM #3
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Cool. So what's it made of? I guess it can't be sand or it would have washed away a long time ago. I guess white gravel would stay put for a while, but someone would still have to maintain it... or is there someone maintaining it?

Jan 31, 2009 04:25 PM #4
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

I was just thinking that.... I gotta p... just finished up my first pot of coffee!

Jan 31, 2009 09:01 PM #5
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

I don't think I have seen it before . . . love your title!

Feb 01, 2009 05:08 AM #6
Rita Bradley
Laguna Hills, CA
Valuation Consultant in Orange County California 949-916-3263

Great title.  I've never noticed that P before.  I'll pay more attention next time I'm down in your neck of the woods.

Feb 01, 2009 05:44 AM #7
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Very clever!  I honestly don't remember the "P".  I wonder if it was there when I was at UCSD?  I love your colorful localism posts!

Feb 01, 2009 08:26 AM #8
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Jeff, I love this area. I've played at a golf course in San Marcos, and been in Carlsbad and surrounding area many times. Beautiful areas. ;-)



Feb 01, 2009 11:51 AM #9
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