John & Anne Wiley

2016/07/15

El Cap Spared

Going through more pix from our recent flights I came across this view down El Capitan Canyon to the State Park.

8530 El Cap Spared

8530 El Cap Spared

Not only were some of the trees and shrubs in and near the creek saved from the fire, but all of the buildings in the private canyon retreat center and campground and the State Beach Park beyond the freeway. Though the fire did briefly jump the freeway, the private canyon was spared and the only damage to the State park was to the water supply pump station. Once that pump is repaired the State park will reopen with no sign of the fire other than this scorched hillside to detract from the delight of Summer campers.

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