Weekend escape to Hemet
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Weekend escape: Hemet

Weekend escape to Hemet

Low water level in Diamond Valley Lake reservoir shows a “bath tub ring.”

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Weekend escape to Hemet

An egret takes flight from a tree that has been recently exposed near the Diamond Valley Lake reservoir’s receding edge.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Weekend escape to Hemet

 A shore fisherman at one of Diamond Valley Lake’s secluded coves.

 (Sara Lessley)
Weekend escape to Hemet

Fishing guide Art Hill with a Diamond Valley large-mouth bass at Diamond Valley Lake.

 (Sara Lessley)
Weekend escape to Hemet

Cedar plank salmon with asparagus risotto and broccolini at the Maze Stone restaurant.

 (Sara Lessley)
Weekend escape to Hemet

Local history includes the Estudillo Mansion in nearby San Jacinto, built in 1884 by a Mexican land-grant family descendant.

 (Sara Lessley)
Weekend escape to Hemet

Ice Age giants, including a mammoth and a mastodon, were unearthed during the excavation of the lake and are on display at the nearby Western Science Center.

 (Sara Lessley)
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