Today I took a short drive with mom to the south side of Atascadero to go see Grandpa's Pond and Halcon Road after the recent storms. We were not disappointed.
From the wet pavement on Los Palos Road it appears plenty of people are driving through the water.
For most winters this decade this road has not been covered like this.
Prior to the start of the now-ending epic drought, Halcon Road, connecting Rocky Canyon Quarry with Highway 101 on the south margin of Atascadero State Hospital property, would wash out like this every winter as the road was designed to do.
This view is looking east.
Note my little monster "Tequila" checking out the breach in the road.
Note the corrugated steel pipes which had been under the roadbed of Halcon Road but were washed down-stream a short distance.
View looking upstream.
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).