Pedestrians to Be Allowed to Cross Rocky Creek Slide

March 29, 2011

Early morning light on the Rocky Creek Bridge Read the rest of this entry »

Garland After the Rain

March 27, 2011

The Mesa at Garland Regional Park

Hard to remember the last day without rain. With the sun finally shining, we take a look at what’s up at Garland.
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Runoff Roundup

March 25, 2011

The Carmel River pushing better than 5,000 cubic feet per second across the sandbar this morning at 7:30am Read the rest of this entry »

Big Sur River Above Flood Stage

March 24, 2011

Redwoods in the rain – Post Creek

At 7:15pm Thursday, March 24, the Big Sur River was at 10.36 feet (flood stage is 10 feet) and flowing at 4,690 cubic feet per second. The water level was still climbing, but not as quickly as earlier in the evening. This does NOT mean that there will necessarily be a damaging flood. The Big Sur River topped 5,000cfs in October of 2009 without causing any serious damage and the post Marble-Cone Fire floods of 1978 hit 10,700cfs – more than twice the water currently flowing down the river.

Click here to view the current height of the Big Sur River. See our Links Page for other local stream gauges.

7:50pm Update: The river is now dropping. At 7:45 it was at 10.17 feet (4,430cfs).

8:50pm Update: River below flood stage, as of 8:30, running at 9.80 feet (4,050cfs).

Last Road Link to Big Sur Cut Off

March 24, 2011

America’s most scenic concentration camp? Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering the 1983 Big Sur Slides

March 23, 2011

“Hell, that’s not a slide … let Ed the mailman fix it.” Walt Trotter at the controls, 1971 (Photo by Sterling Doughty) Read the rest of this entry »

Pedestrians & the Highway One Slide

March 22, 2011

Reminders that our society is becoming ever more authoritarian and ever more eager to constrain our activities “for our own good,” seem to be everywhere. One day it’s harassing people while they try to protect their homes from a wildfire, another day it’s attempting to close the beach when bad weather is forecast. Now comes the blanket ban on pedestrian traffic past the Highway One slide. Read the rest of this entry »


March 21, 2011

No one has signed the waterlogged log in this moldering “Geocache” since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Flashback! Spring Equinox Celebration at Limekiln Creek 1968

March 19, 2011

Spring Equinox Celebration at Limekiln Creek. March 20, 1968

Photo by Jeff Norman

A Return to Normalcy

March 17, 2011

What with earthquakes, tsunamis, and a multiple reactor nuclear disaster unfolding, it’s been a rough week on planet earth. So it’s nice to know there are still some things we can count on. Things that never change. Things like Highway One in Big Sur randomly slipping into the ocean. Read the rest of this entry »