Posted by: GeekHiker | March 18, 2008

Coming Back

A few weeks ago when I drove out to do the Arroyo Sequit hike, I stopped by the Secret Spot. The park is still closed, of course, and with the rains last month doing more damage with mudslides, it will be for some time.

The current estimation is that it won’t open til June. Which seems like a really looooong way away. *sigh*

Still, even from outside the park, there are signs of things coming back:

Secret Spot Compare 03

Hill above the park entrance just after the fire

Secret Spot Compare 04

The same hill, grasses and flowers starting to bloom

Secret Spot Compare 01

Blackened hillsides and road near the park entrance just after the fire

Secret Spot Compare 02

The same road, still black on one hill, but greening on the other.

I can’t wait to get back in and see how things are…



  1. the before and after pics really help tell the story… hope you get into your secret spot soon!

  2. The difference between the before and after pictures is amazing. I’m glad things are going back to green.

  3. Nice to see the recuperative power of nature. You’ll be back on the secret trails before you know it.

  4. Yay!

  5. charlotte – Thanks!

    Ruby – Ah, the wonder of spring, eh?

    Homer-Dog – I’d be in there sooner if the park weren’t closed til June!

    just a girl – 🙂

  6. Wow, nature is an amazing thing eh?

  7. Man, thanks for posting those side by side. I saw them on Flickr first and immediately wanted to see the individual photos together. I love comparison photos like that and I love seeing nature rebound!

  8. I can’t wait to get back anywhere!!


  9. I have so much to catch up on! It’s good to see things are slowly re-emerging…

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