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on the coastal trail in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (3 of 3)
Marin County, California
July 16, 2006

Looking down ... I should be careful here!

Also, note the wildflowers in the grass. I got some nice shots of them, which I'll be posting later.
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Jul 22 2006 18:43 GMT charlotte
very nic!!!
Jul 22 2006 19:16 GMT NiGhTsKy
wow its beautifullll !
Jul 22 2006 19:25 GMT deedjer
Another nice one!
Jul 22 2006 22:17 GMT potterjo
Lovely series and it does look like a long way down
Jul 23 2006 02:25 GMT wifey
What an unusual form the land has taken… any particular reason for this "cut out"? Gorgeous view.
Jul 23 2006 02:30 GMT fhelsing PRO
I'll ask my "resident geologist" to drop by ...
Jul 23 2006 02:32 GMT wifey
I have one of those too! LOL!… actually he is my boss. The intellectual type. :\
Jul 23 2006 07:15 GMT Panda52
great series!
Jul 23 2006 19:15 GMT Elise
great shot.....beautiful serie!
Jul 23 2006 21:06 GMT alden PRO
Hi wifey, I think I can answer this. The whole Marin coast is a bunch of slices of various kinds of rock, all mixed like a deck of cards. I looked at this notch as we were walking by, and the cliff in front of the camera (the part you can't see) is all serpentine rock, whereas the cliffs on the right and left are sandstone. Serpentine is generally weak and crumbly, and the Pacific surf makes short work of it. Here's what it looks like:

Jul 24 2006 04:11 GMT ashdad PRO
Intersting notch there! And interesting explanation.
Jul 27 2006 01:46 GMT Studio88
Beautiful Coastline!!!
Jul 28 2006 17:04 GMT anyushki
Jul 31 2006 01:38 GMT wifey
Thank you Alden… sorry I didn't respond sooner… your description is excellent! Now if you could just find that cave in southern Cali where the Spaniards hid all their gold! :)