Camp Nelson to High Bridge, part 2
By Wesley Houp
Another mile downstream from Candle Stick, the river, having curved sharply to the southeast, bends hard again to the northeast then back northwest around Polly’s Bend. Swallow Rock and Golden Gate, two relief formations, loom high on the Jessamine palisade. In the mid-afternoon sun I see how Golden Gate got its name. The sheer limestone face, extending down 300 feet to the surface of the water, glows an El Dorado, and Swallow Rock, a series of relief arches etched in younger, higher strata appears an Olympian balcony. At present, one black vulture monitors our idyll.