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By John Wiley
Some time ago Ed published pix I sent of this unusual square boulder with a hole in it. I’ve called it SpongeBob Rock since first noticing it on a flight many more years ago, but maybe Holey Square better fits this pic. The bigger cave next to it looks interesting too, as the “startled” boulder face and visiting vulture agreed.
There are several anthropomorphic rocks in the small outcrop, but maybe only game trails there. It’s at 34.488065, -120.156849 on gMaps and just West across the canyon and waterfall from a trail at about 1080′ elevation.
“Terrapin Flyer” commented on the fascinating geology of Ed’s 3/5 “Green Before…” post with my aerial views of that region, and got me pondering how the horizontal holes were formed in what looks like sandstone. Is it on private property? Maybe with the same access rules as the nearby trail? Have any hikers visited it and maybe snapped closeup pix to send Ed? Can you spot the distant outcrop in the 3/5 aerial from Gaviota?