Stienstra’s Easy Chair
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Stienstra’s Easy Chair


Stienstra’s Easy Chair
2 probable bedrock mortars, a comfortable seat, and spectacular views.
Elevation 1049 ft.

Tom Stienstra, the Bay Area’s famed outdoor writer, described this site in a February 9, 2003 SF Chronicle article.

Bob enjoys the view from Stienstra’s Easy Chair. That’s Pillar Point and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. This is an amazingly comfortable seat. The easy chair’s surface is smooth, and the cavity is rounded and elongated like an egg cut in half lengthwise. Acrophobic individuals might not find the experience of sitting here to their liking, however.


One of the probable bedrock mortars. A number of mortar-like holes pock the sides of this rock, suggesting a natural origin for this feature. Its precarious position on a sloping surface near the edge of steep rock face argues against its useability. Nonetheless, this feature’s shape and the smoothness of its interior prove sufficient to grant it “probable” status.