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Hiking San Luis Obispo

A Guide to the Best Trails of Slo County By: Fearon Hosmer

Photo taken by Patrick Howe


Montana De Oro Hiking by the Sea

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he property rights for the Montana de Oro State Park land rea changed hands several times after California became a territory of the United States. It was used mostly for grazing sheep until 1892, when Alden B. Spooner, Jr., leased the land he later purchased around Islay Creek. He brought in dairy cattle, hogs and other agriculture. His two sons founded the Pecho Ranch & Stock Co., and built a ranch house, a complex of barns, a creamery, stables, sheds, and a waterwheel for power. n the south bluff of Spooner›s Cove they utilized a warehouse with a long chute that led down to a a prospective lumber farm. Unfortunately, eucalyptus proved unsatisfactory for commercial use. In the early 1940s, a flood scoured Hazard Canyon, and in mount madona de oro is do beautiful and nature is every

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The property rights for the Montana de Oro State Park land area changed hands several times after California became a territory of the United States. It was used when Alden B. ,1892 mostly for grazing sheep until Spooner, Jr., leased the land he later purchased around Islay Creek. He brought in dairy cattle, hogs and other agriculture. His two sons founded the Pecho Ranch & Stock Co., and built a ranch house, a complex of barns, a creamery, stables, sheds, and a waterwheel for power. On the south bluff of Spooner›s Cove they utilized a warehouse with a long chute that led down to a wharf and a loading boom to service coastal steamers. The burned up the coast from Diablo Canyon, destroying However, Hazard›s legacy, the rows of eucalyptus tthe property was purchased by the State of California for a ]2[.»state montana de o «Montana de Oro

Photo taken from google images

The property rights for the Montana de Oro State Park land area waterwheel for power. On the south bluff of Spooner›s Cove they utilized a warehouse with a long chute that led down to a wharf and a loading boom to service coastal steamers. The land just to the north was owned by Alexander S. Hazard, who also raised crops and maintained a dairy. Hoping to cash in on California›s growing need for timber, he planted hundreds of eucalyptus trees, turning Hazard Canyon into a prospective lumber farm. Unfortunately, eucalyptus proved unsatisfactory for commercial use. 1940s, a flood scoured Hazard Canyon, and In the early a grass fire burned up the coast from Diablo 1947 in Canyon, destroying much of what had been the Hazard dairy buildings. However, Hazard›s legacy, the rows of eucalyptus trees, remains. Rancher Oliver C. Field 1940s, but sold it to Irene bought the land in the early the property 1965 McAllister about ten years later. In was purchased by the State of California for a state park, and it was decided to keep the name McAllister had The property rights for ]2[.»given it «Montana de Oro the Montana de Oro State Park land area changed hands several times after California became a territory of the United States. It was used mostly for grazing sheep until when Alden B. Spooner, Jr., leased the land he ,1892 later purchased around Islay Creek. He brought in dairy cattle, hogs and other agriculture. His two sons founded the Pecho Ranch & Stock Co., and built a ranch house, a complex of barns, a creamery, stables, sheds, and a waterwheel for power. On the south bluff of Spooner›s Cove they utilized a warehouse with a long chute that led down to a wharf and a loading boom to service coastal steamers. The land just to the north was owned by Alexander S. Hazard, who also raised crops and maintained a dairy. Hoping to cash in on California›s growing need for timber, he eucalyptus proved burned legacy, the rows of eucalyptus trees, remains. Rancher 1940s, but Oliver C. Field bought the land in the early 1965 sold it to Irene McAllister about ten years later. In the property was purchased by the State of California for a state park, and it was decided to keep the name ]2[.»McAllister had given it «Montana de Oro

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Bishop Peak

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Photos taken from google images

Breathtaking views of San Luis Obispo n the past some quarrying has taken place, primarily to provide stone for the nearby city of San Luis Obispo. Granite from the quarry can be found along curbs in most of the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures, most notably, First Presbyterian Church. Currently Bishop Peak Natural Reserve includes 350 acres (1.42 km2) of land purchased or donated since 1977. There are several trails in the Open Space with trail heads on Patricia .1977 Drive and at the end of Highland Drive. The Felsman Loop There are several trails in the Open Space with trail heads on of Hi The Felsman Loop trail covers the North bishops peak siis one of the most popular hike in town. East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. There is a head on Foothill third possible trail steep fall Blvd. accessing a private line trail on property which

Peak

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intersects the Bishop .Trail partway up

In the past some quarrying has taken place, primarily to provide stone for the nearby city of San Luis Obispo. Granite from the quarry can be found along curbs in most of the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures, most notably, First Presbyterian Church. Currently Bishop Peak Natural Reserve includes 350 acres (1.42 km2) of land purchased or donated since 1977. There are several trails in the Open Space with trail heads on Patricia Drive and at the end of Highland Drive. The Felsman Loop trail covers the North East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. There is a third possible In the past some quarrying has taken place, primarily to provide of the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures, most notably, First Presbyterian Church. Currently Bishop Peak Natural Reserve includes 350 acres (1.42 km2) of land purchased or donated since 1977. There are several trails in the Open Space with trail heads on Patricia property which intersects the Bishop Peak Trail partway up. Obispo. Granite from the quarry can be found along curbs in most of the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures, s on Patricia Drive and at the end of Highland Drive. The Felsman Loop trail covers the North East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. There is a third possible trail head on Foothill Blvd. accessing a steep fall line trail on private property which intersects the

In the past some quarrying has taken place, primarily to provide stone for the nearby city of San Luis Obispo. Granite from the quarry can be found along curbs in most of the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures, most notably, First Presbyterian (1.42 km2) of land purchased or donated since 1977. There are several trails in the Open Space with trail heads on Patricia Drive and at the end of Highland Drive. The Felsman Loop trail covers the North East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. There is a third possible trail head on Foothill Blvd. accessing a steep fall line trail on private .property which intersects the Bishop Peak Trail partway up In the past some quarrying has taken place, primarily to provide stone for the nearby city of San Luis Obispo. Granite from the quarry can be found along curbs in most of the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures, most notably, First Presbyterian Church. Currently Bishop Peak Natural Reserve includes 350 acres (1.42 km2) of land purchased or donated since 1977. There are several trails in the Open Space with trail heads on Patricia Drive and at the end of Highland Drive. The Felsman Loop trail covers the North East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. There is a third possible trail head on Foothill Blvd. accessing a steep fall line trail on priTrail partway up.

In the past some quarrying has taken place, primarily to provide stone for the nearby city of San Luis Obispo. Granite from the quarry can be found along curbs in most of the city›s older First trail heads on Patricia Drive and at the end of Highland Drive. The Felsman Loop trail covers the North East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail des 350 acres Drive and at the enhop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. Thereiblonail on private property which intersects the Bishop Peak Trail parrrying has taken place, primarily to provide stone for the nearby the city›s older neighborhoods and on several extant structures Drive. The Felsman Loop trail covers the North East base and connects with Bishop Peak Trail which climbs the South slope to the summit. There is a third possible trail head on Foothill Blvd. accessing a steep fall line trail on private property which intersects the Bishop Peak Trail partway up.

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Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. She attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to .induce controversy Madonna received generally positive reviews for her role in though her later film appearances ,)1985( Desperately Seeking Susan received mixed commentary. She received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical but has received harsh feedback for ,)1996( or Comedy for Evita other performances. She has been recognized as an acclaimed businesswoman, involving herself in fashion design, writing she ,1992 children›s books, and film directing and producing. In founded entertainment company Maverick as a joint venture with Time Warner, which also included the label Maverick Records. Photos taken from google images million record, touring and 120$ she signed a US ,2007 In retaining a standard of autonomy within the °360 merchandising recording industry. She attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also adonna is known for continuously reinventing .been known to induce controversy both her music and image, and for retaining Madonna received generally positive reviews for her role in a standard of autonomy within the recording though her later film appearances ,)1985( Desperately Seeking Susan industry. She attained immense popularity by received mixed commentary. She received critical acclaim and a pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture but has received harsh feedback for ,)1996( or Comedy for Evita on MTV. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions other performances. She has been recognized as an acclaimed whihavealso been known to induce controversy. businesswoman, involving herself in fashion design, writing Madonna received generally positive reviews for her role in she ,1992 children›s books, and film directing and producing. In though her later film appearances ,)1985( Desperately Seeking Susan founded entertainment company Maverick as a joint venture with received mixed commentary. She received critical acclaim and a Time Warner, which also included the label Maverick Records. Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or million record, touring and 120$ she signed a US ,2007 In but has received harsh feedback fornture ,)1996( Comedy for Evita deal with Live Nation, resulting in her leaving °360 merchandising retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. She .1982 Warner Bros., her label since attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical

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Hike or Bike

content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music .controversy Madonna received generally positive reviews for her role in though her later film appearances ,)1985( Desperately Seeking Susan received mixed commentary. She received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical but has received harsh feedback for ,)1996( or Comedy for Evita other performances. She has been recognized as an acclaimed businesswoman, involving herself in fashion design, writing she ,1992 children›s books, and film directing and producing. In founded entertainment company Maverick as a joint venture with Time Warner, which also included the label Maverick Records. million record, touring and 120$ she signed a US ,2007 In deal with Live Nation, resulting in her leaving °360 merchandising .1982 Warner Bros., her label since

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