|The rocks at Little Yosemite are large|
and jumbled together.
Can you tell that the brown rock is
about the size of a two story house?
July 24, 2014
Wild and rugged rocks, indeed, wild and crazy rocks! Just like Sunol and in particular, Little Yosemite.
|LY is Little Yosemite.|
Check here for the other abbreviations (from KQED).
The original map looks like it is based
on this USGS map for Alameda County.
|From same Andrew Alden article (KQED).|
Map is from John Wakabayashi at Fresno State.
On my long list of things to do someday, has been to find out more about Sunol geology. Back 30 years ago, before internet, the only thing I could find was a study by a geologist nun. I do not know if I still have her report, but I will look.
Here's more from the internet about geology of Sunol and serpentine soils that occur there.
- Doris Sloan's Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region, which should live in one's car.
- Introduction to California Soils and Plants: Serpentine, Vernal Pools, and Other Geobotanical Wonders, Arthur R. Kruckeberg, 2006, will be in our car as soon as I find where I put it.
- California Serpentine: Flora, Vegetation, Geology, Soils, and Management Problems, Arthur R. Kruckeberg, 1985.