The Adventure Continues… Montana de Oro
I just happened to read a news report last night that a beloved landmark along the coast in Montaña de Oro State Park, the Spooner’s Cove Arch, has collapsed, and people are sharing their memories of visiting the spot. I’ve never been to this part of the California coast, but I recognized the name from my Huell Howser archive list. The terrain reminds me of the rocky coast of Mendocino County, and this collapse is a good reminder that many other parts of our coastline are vulnerable to the natural process of erosion and rising ocean levels. I also enjoyed hearing the archaologists explain that although this coastal terrace looks unspoiled, it’s actually been occupied and cultivated a number of different times over its history.
This California State Park’s name means “Mountain of Gold” and comes from the golden wildflowers that bloom there in the spring. Located on the central coast near Morro Bay, Huell Howser discovers the park’s boundless natural beauty which also includes rugged cliffs, secluded beaches, streams and canyons.