Soberanes Wildflowers

May 16, 2011

Soberanes Point as drawn by Rosa Laura Soberanes about 1888. Rosa was one of the twelve Soberanes children who grew up on the ranch that now comprises much of Garrapata State Park.

With Garrapata State Park on the closure list, we thought we’d post some photos of the wildflowers in the popular Soberanes Creek/Rocky Ridge portion of the park. We didn’t take these today (most of them were taken last Spring), but a lot of the same things – and a lot of things not pictured here – are currently in bloom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Biennial Park Closure List Released

May 14, 2011

Soberanes Point – Garrapata State Park

Threatening to close parks has become something of a standard tool for getting the public engaged in the budget process in California and this year is obviously no exception. Read the rest of this entry »


Metz Fire Gets Monterey County’s Fire Season Underway

May 13, 2011

MODIS heat sensing satellite image showing approximate location of Metz Fire along Highway 146 (the access road to the West Pinnacles). Read the rest of this entry »


Checking Out the Tour of California’s New Stage 5 Route

May 3, 2011

The lead group begins the descent of the Laureles Grade, Sea Otter Road Race 2003

With the Alder Creek Slide unlikely to be cleared anytime soon, it’s been obvious for a while now that the Tour of California bike race was going to have to find a new way of getting from Seaside to Paso Robles – and today the new route was announced. Read the rest of this entry »