Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

hike to Loma Prieta EpiCenter

Posted by Hippobean at 9:00 PM 0 comments
A gentle walk in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park to the Loma Prieta Epicenter turned into a scrambling over the Aptos creek. We started on the Aptos Fire road, what used to be the lumber railroad but no signs of any rail tracks remains, crossed the steel bridge, past the logger's cabin (nothing left but the foundation), descended onto the creek, and rapidly lost the Aptos Creek trail. Ended up crisscrossing the Aptos creek (and Hippo got baptized twice) until M hiked up the steep left bank filled with poison oak and found signs of a trail. Reached the EpiCenter with a plac designating the earthquake date and time, latlong, and magnitude. After a brief nuts, japanese sweet potato and almond chockies, we headed back, this time firmly on the trail. Still had to cross the creek twice. Except for getting wet and the poison oak, not bad of a hike.

nomad At Loma Prieta EpiCenter

nomad Scrambling over the Aptos creek

nomad Hiking along the Aptos creek

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