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Wreckage of the Day #1708

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Wreckage of the Day #1708

Searching for the legendary Garden of Eden, we made a detour when Pearce said he knew of an old wreck, pushed down the hill long ago by students more interested in crashes than in conservation. Clinging to a rust-coated cable for support, dodging patches of poison oak, we climbed until we found this old steel exoskeleton, half-digested by the woods and the weather. There was no manufacture date to be seen, and every part that might be functional has long since been looted, but the husk is stuck fast and will likely be there for decades more.

We didn’t find the Garden until we’d started heading home with aching calves, but another spot alongside the river made for a lovely spot to eat and chat. The water flowed in complex twisted eddies, deep and green and smooth, and if I’d come better prepared I’d have loved to wade or swim. As it was, only Lauren had the opportunity to fully enjoy the currents; the rest of us hopped across stepping stones and hoped for a safe landing.

There’s quite a bit more to the woods around Santa Cruz to explore, but tomorrow we’ll be scattering again. Further forest adventures will come in a more distant future.

any time will do

Written by Umbrella Man

May 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

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