Spring weather favors Pescadero

Pescadero from Bean Hollow Road overlooking the flood zone.


I decided to check out Pescadero and the area after the recent flooding downtown. Pescadero Creek wraps around the town, so it’s always at risk during wet winters like this one.

Fortunately the damage was minor even with the downtown flooded. Dozens of families visited the town to enjoy a Spring day with plenty of sunshine and gentle breezes.

Having ridden Bean Hollow Road only once, I tried it again to get a better view of Pescadero below. The road, I believe, is part of the old Coast Highway, and it sure looks like an extension of Stage Road as it climbs quickly to a plateau where I found farmland in abundance.

Wildflowers on Haskins Hill.

The view did not disappoint. It’s a great place to see Pescadero.

I headed south on Hwy 1 to Gazos Creek Road. As you might expect, the road has plenty of sags and creek erosion of embankments. This is one of my favorite roads. Too bad it’s always at risk from the creek.

Finally, no ride report on Pescadero Road would be complete without mention of the Loma Mar store. It creeps toward completion. I’m wondering if it will be a private residence and a store, or just a residence?

Loma Mar store creeps toward completion.

2 Responses to “Spring weather favors Pescadero”

  1. Bryan Wilson Says:

    I wouldn’t have thought there’s any interesting Bay Area road you’ve ridden only once! It’s a nice reminder of how lucky we are to have so much good riding nearby. Thanks for another fun writeup.

  2. Andrew Fitzhugh Says:

    You can follow the store’s progress on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lomamarstore/

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