The Slide that keeps on Giving – Mud Creek

On Tuesday, I sent this still from Brian Mack’s video taken on Sunday, marking up the fractures I saw on the north side of Mud Creek to several people, including Keith Vandevere. I meant to post it on my blog, but not sure I ever did. I did send it this am to Sterling Doughty and Brian Mack via PM on FB.


So, this evening, Cal Highway posted these, tagging me.


Look for those cones in the middle of the road up on the right to hit the beach by the end of the Memorial Day weekend, if not before. One can see the fractures and all the water in these photos. Thanks, Cal Highway.


8 thoughts on “The Slide that keeps on Giving – Mud Creek

  1. Hey, thanks for all the photos, especially these latest of Mud Creek. It would appear it’s not done yet! Do you have a close-up of Paul’s Slide and also could you indicate where it is. I can’t find it shown on the PDF map.

    Hang in there, you guys down there! Thanks–

  2. Ken & I took a ride up to the top to look down on it as we did weeks ago before the big dump. Since the top is set so far back all we could see was the “Jabba the Hut” ooze out in the ocean and fresh dust rising from what must have been more rock coming down. You do get to see the cracks that will separate one of these years, whenever that is. Some entity has laid out 2 “Xes” probably so aircraft can spot them and know that they’re at the right place for the slide.

  3. Rock Knocker seems to think those are markers to check on movement, but your explanation makes sense, too.


  4. Kate,

    Any chance that image #4 can inspire a sea/marine barge project emergency mission assist with removing all this excessive soil with CCC, CCNM (BLM), and NMS (NOAA) blessings? Could this soil be reused to improve levee breaches elsewhere in the state?

  5. Nice photos. But I hope they let the slide slide and forget about geo-engineereing or shipping the dirt to Sacramento for Xteen million dollars. The Santa Lucia has been dancing for 30 million years. When she takes a break, Sacred Highway One can be recut as it was back in the 30s…

  6. Actually, Sterling, the Santa Lucia’s are surprisingly young – only 5 million years young, according to Unger’s The Natural History of Big Sur.


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