Ranger Sarah Lenz reports:
UPDATE 12/27/2010: The erosion of the banks of San Vicente Creek was not as bad as first believed! After reassessing the situation, the footbridge near the main parking lot is once again OPEN and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The bridge had been closed for a couple days in the week leading up to Christmas, blocked off with barricades and tape, during very heavy rains.
Our rain gauge showed that we got 1.7 inches of rain just from Saturday morning to Sunday morning. Rain continued falling off and on Sunday and Monday as well.
The roaring creek limits reef access from the main entrance, but weekend visitors who were not deterred by the intermittent rain found plenty to explore to the north of the entrance ramp.