Saturday, April 9, 2011

habitat ~ 04/09/11 ~ Garrapata Canyon

Garrapata Canyon
April 9, 2011

I don't have much to publicly say about this beautiful place, except that it's private property. It hasn't been functioning as a trout farm in at least 30-40 years. The depressions shown in the third pic above were once trout hatcheries. All the piping and valves are still there, rusted, but still there. Considering this is private property and I was a guest, I'll lead blog visitors to the publicly available nearby Garrapata State Park here and here.

habitat ~ 04/09/11 ~ Highway 1

Highway 1 at Palo Colorado Road
April 9, 2011

posted 04/21/11 - Here's one piece of local news: the Hwy 1 closure 12 miles south of Carmel, before Rocky Creek/Bixby Bridge, is now open as of 8:00 PM last night according to fellow blogger bigsurkate. I mentioned the closure in a previous post, but this KSBW video provides better information of the highway collapse on March 16, 2011. When I took the picture above, I was already down in the area for a meeting when I decided to see what the closure looked like. It was surprising to see so many people eager to walk the closed portion of the highway. Normally, this treat only happens during the Big Sur International Marathon. Speaking of which, I think the BSIM planners will change their out and back course with a loop through Point Lobos, even though Hwy 1 is now open north of Alder Creek (i.e., you still cannot drive all the way through Big Sur to get to San Simeon and Cambria). Have I mentioned it's been an unusual year?