The Ascent Increases

Trail Thoughts and Musings

As the trail contours higher up Pine Mountain, more of the sandstone outcroppings become visible. This gives insights in the geologic make up the terrain that is being traveled. It must be remembered that most of coastal California consists of material that was scrapped off previous sea bottoms as the Faralon Plate dived under the North American Plate. It is then no surprise that sedimentary rock abounds in this area.

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Last updated April 30, 1998.
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