We took advantage of a fine break in the weather a couple of weeks ago and took a quick trip to Jade Cove. We noticed a couple of changes there, so this is an update of our November/December blogs.
First, the Jade Cove sign on the highway marking the south cove is gone — now neither cove has the path to the beach clearly identified with a road sign. Second, the paths to both the north and south cove are the same, but the stiles over the fence are gone, and so is the fence. The paths are easy to find, however, with the north cove path just across from the south end of Plaskett Creek Campground, and the south cove path about 200 yards south of that where there is a wide dirt shoulder area to park. Finally, the campground has new and much improved toilet facilities, which is another recent update. Other than that, it’s still the same rustic and beautiful place it’s always been.
The full text of the Jade Cove Dive Log is published as an article in the new (March/April) issue of California Diver Magazine, which features Jade Cove as one of California’s great diving destinations. There are also several terrific pictures of the cove included in the article. The magazine should be available at local dive shops this week, or you can access their website (www.californiadiver.com) for subscription information or to purchase a single copy.
And here’s the map that goes with that article: