Public Works Takes New Approach to Breaching the Carmel River Lagoon

November 29, 2010

The new cut angles to the north. The lagoon is currently held back by a small sand dam. Read the rest of this entry »

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Boletus Rising

November 27, 2010

The rain is falling, the ground is wet, and the mushrooms are pushing upward.

Coccora (Amanita calyptroderma). Highly esteemed by many, but closely resembles its deadly poisonous cousins – unless you really do know the difference, do yourself a favor and don’t try it. Read the rest of this entry »


Carmel Valley Gothic: The Spirits of El Peñon

November 23, 2010

As photographed by Jeff Norman, February 15,1970

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On the Little Sur

November 14, 2010

The North Fork of the Little Sur River, El Río Chiquito del Sur, passes between the lower slopes of Pico Blanco and Bixby Mountain on its way to the sea. Read the rest of this entry »


Exploring Mansfield Ravine

November 11, 2010

80 acres of Mansfield Ravine, containing some of the most extensive redwood forest at the extreme southern end of the redwood range, were recently purchased by the Save the Redwoods League and added to the Los Padres National Forest. Today we went to have a look. Read the rest of this entry »