As you'll recall from the Fall Equinox 2001 issue of
The Double Cone Quarterly, the last few installments of Lost Trails have been 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. The Summer Solstice '01 issue took us 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. And in the Fall Equinox '01 installment, we continued northward to explore the coast between Redwood Gulch and Cape San Martin as it was in 1921.
In this issue, we're going to take a giant step to the north and return to the area we visited in the first instalment, with a jaunt up the coast from Dolan Rock north of Gamboa Point up to Anderson Landing, by way of Slate's Hot Springs.
NOTE: Although some of the area shown on the maps below is within the boundaries of the Los Padres National Forest, it is mostly private property, and any attempt to find these old trails today is discouraged as neccesarily involving trespassing. Trail locations shown on the map are approximate.