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Rains coax a small waterfall from Cowles Mountain

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 27, 2010

You don’t see it often, but Cowles Mountain in San Carlos sometimes develops a small streamlet that cascades down this rock outcrop. Some day I hope to catch it after a long heavy downpour (click to enlarge).

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Cowles Mountain watering hole?

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 30, 2009

At the popular Cowles Mountain (Cowles pronounced as in “bowls”) staging area at the corner of Golfcrest and Navajo there’s quite a bit of foot traffic (with lots of regulars) heading up and down the mountain every day. I guess that many returning hikers see the Sunburst Square retail area across the street and think about food and refreshment. There is the Cotija Taco shop–a long-time tenant–but not everyone wants a taco or burrito every time and the donut shop probably has a different audience. After seeing the ‘for lease’ sign there at the former Fromex photo shop for quite awhile now, I figure somebody might do well to put in a sandwich/smoothie shop. In addition to the hikers, I think the neighborhood locals would come to avoid driving a fair distance to San Carlos or Grantville/Allied Gardens. Tons of nearby condos and apartments. Plenty of drive-by traffic. Employees from the Jackson/Navajo businesses would probably swing by for lunch or a smoothie. Even the busy parents dropping off their kids at the KinderCare could grab a sandwich for lunch at work. How about it? Cowles Mountain Subs, anyone?

Cowles Mountain staging area

Cowles Mountain staging area

Sunburst Square

Sunburst Square

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