Montecito Aerials Part 2
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By John Wiley
Since so many Edhatters viewed and commented on the Feb. 3 Casa De Maria article and pix from our Thursday Feb. 2 flight, here are a few more aerial updates. First, in a closer zoom of Casa you can see outlines of the meeting room and office foundations along with the winding stairs (I've posted a gMaps "before" link on SBitZ). Next a wide shot of the mountain showing boulders in the East fork of Cold Spring Creek up the right side and the Thomas burn edge up past the Tea Garden to the top-left. Then a view of debris basin and creek clearing work from the West side of upper Cold Spring Creek. Last is just downstream (to the right) of the debris basin. Homes there were destroyed by the overwhelming rush of debris and boulders as they spread out on the shallower slope and cut new channels. If there's interest, I'll send Ed aerial views of more work on debris basins and creeks run wild.
February 4, 2018 - Montecito Aerials