I started from Coleman and Curtner and then quickly made the turn onto hicks. You can see the light in the picture to the side. It really doesn't show anything but if you see this sort of sign you are in the right place.
|early in the drive|
There are a few houses on the trip and looking left into the creek side there are actually a few horse stables. The last building on the left is one of these stables.
At one time there was a massive blue oyster cult logo painted on the dam I sort of miss it. It gave some character that i think San Jose is sadly lacking.
There is a stop now one direction takes you into the park and a horse staging are.
Here you can see the parking area for bottom of the preserve. I also took a shot of the block house and general surrounding area shots.
You can see you are much closer to the block house at this point. You can make the walk pretty easily but as the sign points out. Watch out from mountain lions. You will see another sign about armed guards higher up you can ignore that one.
After coming down off the mountain, it look Alamitos road to the cabins. They are pretty cool you can see one to the side here. You cross the stream and there you are. I would worry about flooding but they are pretty cool looks like it would have a nice feel living there.
I will try to take some more pics and figure out spacing on blogger, this was terrible. I want to get svedal and UTC next. Here is a link to my first post on this subject.
Update: I worked up a third post on UTC and Metcalf road.
A new Post about Sveadal and Croy road can be found here.