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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Purisima Creek

Recent rains awaken Half Moon Bay creeks.

The long awaited winter storms brought rain to the coast this past week. Creeks in every canyon, many dry for the summer, came alive and flow to the sea.

Purisima Creek flows through a canyon filled with a redwood forest, ferns and banana slugs. The canyon is part of the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Muddy this time of year, the hiking trails are accessible just 4.5 miles south of Highway 92.

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Carol Wexler January 27, 2012 at 09:27 AM
This photo is so beautiful. It brings back wonderul memories of hiking the canyon in the winter way back in the 1970's when the road was still used for logging. We lived above the canyon just off of skyline then and we would walk or ride our horses to Higgins Purissima Road in HMB then back up to Skyline. It was a nice way to spend the day. We never saw another sole because the loggers almost never used the road anymore. Lucky for us. It looked a lot like this photo.
Stuart Nafey January 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Thank you Carol. It is one of my favorite places to hike and a challenging spot to take pictures.

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