Mining Ridge: Rainiest Spot in Central California

December 3, 2012

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Clearing storm: Summit of Cone Peak; just south of Mining Ridge

Storms generally weaken as they move south, dropping more rain north of the Golden Gate and in the Santa Cruz Mountains than in Monterey County. But Big Sur’s Coast Ridge is an exception. Rising directly from the ocean to over 5,000 feet at Cone Peak, the Coast Ridge forms a high wall, lifting clouds and wringing an incredible amount of moisture out of passing storms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Boronda Trail in August

August 21, 2011

Leaving the Highway. View to the south. Read the rest of this entry »


Above the Fog: Boronda Trail & Cisco Creek

May 16, 2010

The Boronda Trail begins next to this debris flow barrier about half a mile south of the Coast Gallery. Read the rest of this entry »