I captured this scene of wanton destruction a couple of weeks ago in late February on a property adjacent to one upon which I was working. undoubtedly, this land alteration is taking place to make way for viticulture. However, I do wonder if what was approved by the County of San Luis Obispo (if at all) is what actually took place on this site. This site is located in a drainage within the main ridgeline due north of Adelaida Road and due south of Nacimiento Lake Drive and its spur Oak Flat Road and its spur Hampton Lane. Indeed, I suspect the property in question is accessed from Hampton Road (or perhaps Oak Flat Road) and not from the Adelaida Road side of the ridge.
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).