Three Coastsiders guessed the day the Slide would open

By on Tue, August 1, 2006


Three Coastsiders correctly guessed that it would take 124 days for Caltrans to open the Devil’s Slide from the first closure date of Sunday, April 2. 

  • Michelle Walford, El Granada
  • Alan Heirich, Half Moon Bay
  • Kevin Whittemore, Montara

Alan Heirich was chosen randomly from the three correct guesses to receive the prize—a $100 gift certificate from the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. He has been invited to the ribbon-cutting at the Slide at 11:00am, as well as the invitation-only celebration afterward—coincidentally at the Brewing Company at 12:30pm.

Four months was a generally popular guess, with a dozen folks guessing it would take 121 to 127 days to open the Slide.

The HMB Brewing Company is featuring a Slide-opening celebration this weekend with live music, a special menu and Devil’s Slide Summer Ale. There will be live music Thursday through Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and Sunday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Disclosure: HMB Brewing Company provided the $100 gift certificate for the winner.