Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rain and Slides

It's not a good sign when 50% of the pictures in this post were taken from my vehicle. It's been a real challenge to want to do anything outdoors this month as we have had day after day of rain once again. These pictures were taken during my drive to Pt. Arena yesterday. Since the 128 was closed near the coast due to flooding, I took the Mountain View Road.
There are only a couple of options as far as roads go to get to the coast, and they are constantly under repair due to the hillsides crumbling, and sliding onto the road. A minor inconvenience for me. I can't help imagine how quickly Mother Nature would reclaim her mountains here if they ever were unmaintained.
I was able to go for a very short hike along the bluffs near Pt. Arena. As you can see, the ground was pretty much saturated.
Water was literally bubbling up out of a hole in the ground... (above)


  1. Always nice to see some new pictures from redwood country!

    Down here in southern California, it's drizzly today, but it looks like we're finally going to leave winter behind. Getting warmer and sunnier starting. Thinking I might try heading back to Whitewater, soon.

  2. Hey Skyhiker, hope you are well man. I'm ready to leave this rain behind, but don't know how long I will have to wait. This is all new to me. Hike on my friend!