s you'll recall from the last issue of
The Double Cone Quarterly,
the next few installments of Lost Trails will be devoted to the Old Coast Trail, the only
route down the Big Sur Coast until the
Highway 1 in 1937.
In the Spring Equinox '01 issue we began the series with the
section of the trail between Rockland Landing and Gamboa Point.
In the last issue, we moved down the Coast for a look at the old trail
between the San Luis Obispo County line and Redwood Gulch,
including the Salmon Creek area.
In this issue, we're going to continue north from where we left off last time and take in the scenery from Redwood Gulch up to Cape San Martin, including the Los Burros mining district, as it was circa 1921. Then maybe next time we'll jump up the coast again and take a look at the Old Coast Trail north of Gamboa Point.
Or maybe not. One of our goals here at the DCQ is to keep our readers guessing.
The Lost Trails feature has run in ten of the eleven issues so far published of
The Double Cone Quarterly, and quite frankly we're starting to run out of material. So if you know of a long-overgrown trail you'd like to see included in a future installment of
Lost Trails, please don't hesitate to
let us know.
NOTE: Although the area shown on the maps below is mostly within the boundaries
of the National Forest, there are large blocks of private property as well, and any attempt
to find these old trails today should be carefully planned to avoid trespassing. Trail
locations shown on the map are approximate.