|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Old Hernandez Road|
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Locations: San Benito.
Farm buildings remaining in San Benito.
Looking downstream (north) on the San Benito River, just south of the former townsite of San Benito, Old Hernandez Road.
|| About 1.6 miles (2.0 km) east of
the San Benito townsite, Old Hernandez Road climbs up onto a small bluff. From this vantage point we can look back toward the townsite. This photograph is looking down river. The pinkish trees along the river are tamarisk.
Other Articles: Field Notes: 17-Apr-05 cold sulfur spring Cold sulfur spring along Old Hernandez Road, San Benito County, California.
| We saw this spring along side the
road. Thinking it might be hot or warm, I walked up to check the water. However, the water was cold, even though it smelled moderately of sulfur.
about 4 miles, Old Hernandez Road fords the San Benito River. Thinking it should be an easy ford, we plunged in. However, about half way across there was a hole in the ford and the nose of the 4-Runner dropped down another foot. Fortunately, we made it through, but next time, I'll stop and get out and check the ford before proceeding.
Cows by the San Benito River on Old Hernandez Road.
|| Just after fording the San Benito
River, we came upon these cows. |
Other Articles: Field Notes: 17-Apr-05 road closed "Road Closed" sign on Old Hernandez Road.
about 12 miles (15 km), we came upon this "Road Closed" sign. I suspect it relates somehow to the ford of the San Benito River. However, we did not see a similar sign at the other end of the road.
The south end of Old Hernandez Road, at Coalinga Road.
|| At each end of Old Hernandez Road,
the road is paved. The middle section is a very good dirt road.
Other Articles: Coalinga Road: at Old Hernandez Road
| Junction: Coalinga
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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/3/2014 2:12:07 PM