Due to recent rains and high surf conditions, significant erosion is occurring on coastal bluff areas. Visitors to Pillar Point Bluff, Mirada Surf and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve are advised to use caution when walking on bluff trails and on the beach below bluffs, according to a February 3 release by County of San Mateo social media coordinator Christa Bigue. Please stay on designated trails. Do not go near bluff edges and do not walk directly under bluffs when on the beach. For your safety and that of others, please heed signs and do not remove warning signs, trail signs and barriers. Maps showing designated trails are posted at park entrances and on the San Mateo County Parks website. For the safety of your dog and to prevent further erosion of sensitive areas, please follow the County ordinance that requires dogs to be on leash at all times when visiting parks that allow dogs.
You may remember that REI did something different on Black Friday last year—they closed the co-op’s doors and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people did just that. This year on Black Friday, we’re going to join REI outside, and we’d like you to opt outside with us. Let’s skip the malls and celebrate life outdoors. You can: Look for the peregrine falcons at Devil’s Slide Go for a sunset walk along the California Coastal Trail at Mirada Surf Count the banana slugs along the Pomponio Trail at Memorial County Park Ride your bike along the Bay Trail and watch the planes land at SFO at Coyote Point Grab the bench with an ocean view at San Pedro Valley Park and breathe deeply! To learn more, visit the REI OptOutside site.