The road that bends with the mountain's curves, was once a Chumash trade route between clans.
Maybe their forerunner Milling Stone People, followed a deer trail from Valley of the Moon to Salty
Coast, "sticks with turkey or eagle feathers carried by (their) leader placed at each camp

along the way and given (to) men to carry
into the sea and bring back again.

One large stick, with streamer of red cloth,
(was) planted on the beach."

The moon's still up this morning as a buzzard circles overhead,
casting its shadow across

"What are those tall white plants?
"We call them, Our Lord's Candle.