A few days ago, after some heavy rains, I headed on down to Henry Coe State Park to see what the park looked like after recovering from several years of drought.
As hoped, and expected, the park was full of life and water!
After going as far as Coit Horse Camp. I turned around and headed back to the Grizzly Gulch area. In that area, at a precise location that I won’t easily divulge, is a very overgrown road to the old “White Cabin”.
It is a fascinating old cabin, with great views. The park staff know about it, of course, but it’s not well known. The “visitor markings” dated from 1952 to 2011, that I could see. (I guess newer ones are called “graffiti” or “vandalism” and the older ones are “historic”? Are petroglyphs just “old graffiti”? I’m being facetious…leave your spray cans and pens at home!)
The cabin is on a steep hillside, under some very mature trees. I expect that if/when there’s a fire in this area, the cabin (and it’s history) will not be protected very well.
Anyway, that was my day, exploring from the Coyote Creek gate, with the park being the wettest it’s been in years.
(I’ve writen about Henry Coe many times before. If you want to explore for the first time, look here, then ask me questions! (The HQ Visitor’ Center is a great spot for your first visit.) http://coepark.net/pineridgeassociation/