Ah, like that, rich text is back. Go figure.
In reading an article about the Lost Coast in CA by Christine Delsol, I was surprised to learn of the fluctuation of the mountains there.
Head for the trailhead at Black Sands Beach. "Trail" is a misnomer; your path is the glittering black sand that will do its best to swallow your feet. This is the only level trail in the King Range.
With three tectonic plates colliding just offshore, these mountains grow as fast as the Himalayas do, rising as much as 13 feet every 1,000 years. A 1992 earthquake thrust King Peak 3 feet higher in mere seconds. Scouring winds, 30-foot storm waves and more than 100 inches of winter rain keep these peaks from reaching Himalayan heights.