Salmon Creek Falls
A massive surge in the number of visitors to Monterey County in general and Big Sur in particular has led to a large increase in the number of people camping along, and near, Highway One and other roads. While many of these people are, no doubt, careful to leave no trace of their visit, others light illegal campfires and leave their garbage strewn across the landscape.
One place feeling the impact is Salmon Creek, near the Monterey/San Luis Obispo County Line. Here’s how things were going there yesterday…
Illegal campfires in a dry forest ready to burn
The trifecta: Campfire, graffiti, and a bottle tossed in the creek.