Friday, October 17, 2008

Eureka Mine, Death Valley, California

Eureka Mine, Death Valley The Eureka Mine was owned and worked by Pete Aguereberry in the early 1900s. The rumor is that the mine is haunted by a grisly ol' "prospector". During its peak gold ore assayed as high $500 a ton. Today there are a few dilapidated buildings perched on a rocky ledge overlooking Death Valley. Directions: Take the paved Emigrant Canyon Road to a sign indicating Aguereberry Point. Take the graced (rough) gravel road to the site. the buildings and structures will be along a low ridge on the right side of the road. Map Coordinates (NAD83): ~36 21.154N; 117 03.708W

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Montana De Oro State Park

Montana De Oro State Park
Montana De Oro State Park is located about six miles southwest of Morro bay and seven miles south of Los Osos on Pecho Road. There are several trails popular with mountain bikers but most visitors end up at Spooner,s Cove, across from the campground. The park is a great place to explore tide-pools or head inland along one along the park’s trails. Montana De Oro State Park is definitely worth the trip if your spending some time in the San Luis Obispo area.