Cal Poly ‘P’ closed to hiking because of ‘unsafe’ conditions

The Cal Poly “P.”
The Cal Poly “P.” ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

The area around the Cal Poly “P” was closed Monday morning, according to Cal Poly Facilities Management & Development.

Access to hiking trails, a decorating area and the hillside adjacent to the “P” was cut off about 9:30 a.m., according to a tweet from Cal Poly Facilities.

“Weather-related erosion has disrupted the stability of the hillside and created an unsafe condition for pedestrian foot traffic and related activities,” according to a Cal Poly facilities’ Facebook post.

There is no estimated time for the area to reopen, Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier said.

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Cal Poly has resumed permitting students and others to decorate the historic “P” on the university’s hillside, after the "P" had been off-limits for more than a year because of dangerous footing on the trail leading up to it. In this video, join