It was quite foggy, and quite windy. The fog was blowing through about 20 MPH on top of Pedro Mountain, with gusts that sometimes made it difficult to keep a straight path when walking.
The new parking area and access roads at the south end of the linear trail are done, for all practical purposes. I noticed driving home on Friday from Pacifica that a lot of the paving has been finished at the north end as well, but still some to be done. Supervisor Horsley mentioned a couple of weeks ago that work was well ahead of schedule, with fewer "repairs" needed than were expected, and the park may be open sometime this fall.
I noticed for the first time that the point below the south parking lot actually seems to be an arch; I could see the water surging through from the south. Tried to get a movie of that, but it's not so obvious in the movie.
While walking south of the tunnel entrance, I noticed and took a picture of a small cave in the valley/ravine above the tunnel. I'll have to check that out on a future trip.
I tried to return through Green Valley along the old railroad grade (where the coastal trail will eventually run). Where the railroad had a fill over the creek to the south said, both the creek and the chapparal become essentially impassible, so I gave that up and returned to the highway. I did try for awhile to follow deer trails and break trail on the north side of the valley, but it's going to take some serious brush removal.
I finished up by returning on the beach. Almost had a sunset, with the sun starting to drop into the break between the fog and the clouds, but unfortunately, the fog came back in, so just a hint...
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