Reprieve for Big Sur River Gauge

October 25, 2014

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The Big Sur River meets the sea

The automated Big Sur River Gauge, which had been scheduled to go out of operation at the end of the 2014 water year, has received a last minute reprieve. With only a week to go before the November 1 start of the 2015 water year, the Monterey County Water Resources Agency has agreed to another year of funding. The cost to the Agency is expected to be $13,550. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Overcrowding at Sykes Camp Getting Worse?

November 18, 2013

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Big Sur River at Sykes

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Story Time: First Trip to The Window

November 3, 2012

As viewed from the Coast Ridge: The South Face of the Double Cone, with Kandlbinder Peak (AKA Pk. 4653) on the left, and a bit of The Window visible as a notch to the right of Kandlbinder

It was fall, 1974. I’d just turned 15 and, while I’d seen a lot of the Santa Lucia backcountry, I’d never been to The Window. Read the rest of this entry »