We took Ortega Highway coming to Rolly’s consulting here in San Juan. It only took us 15 minutes from Lake Elsinore as we bypassed the congested 91 freeway. Actually, there are a lot of back roads once you get to know the area. For a long time, I thought the only way that connects the Inland Empire to OC was the freeway. Of course, I was wrong. These old highways that goes around the mountains, often called canyons remind me so much of Baguio. They offer great views of the city and if you get lucky, you pass by great lakes on places you don’t expect to see one.

Best of both worlds, that’s how Rolly describe this place. It’s closer to the city than most people think, yet feels remote enough as if you are living on the country side. The Cleveland Mountains are majestic… a bold backdrop that accents every community on the area. It is just a natural beauty…