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The Beauty & Danger of Torrey Pines Sandstone Bluffs
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Don't step too close! That's the message of geologists, rangers, and your fellow hikers alike when it comes to appreciating the golden cliffs of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve up close. Every day we hold our collective breath when we spot hikers going "off trail" to get closer to the tops of the cliffs. Yes, the view of the waves is great, but these edges are crumbling every day, and it's a long long way down to the beach. Likewise, at the base of the cliffs, the temptation is great to park your towel or picnic blanket up against this scenic backdrop. Our film shows you why this is folly: there have been deaths caused by falling rock, and you'll view an extraordinary sequence where a section of cliff falls to the sand in a cloud of dust. Your host is Bob Wohl, the now-retired supervising ranger at the Reserve for almost 20 years.


Hosted by - Bob Wohl

Production Coordinator - Peter Jensen, Torrey Pines Association

Film Code: TPA-WF13

Funding for this Wild Web Film was provided by the Torrey Pines Association
2015 Torrey Pines Association

Produced, filmed and edited by
Jim Karnik Films
 Copyright 2010 Jim Karnik Films