Big Sur Information

•July 21, 2018 • 95 Comments

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IMPORTANT, READ THIS FIRST!!

For the most thorough and complete guide to Big Sur on the internet see:

Big Sur Visitor’s Guide

Everything you need to know about visiting Big Sur all in one location – what to see, where to go, where to stay, where to eat, where to find a bathroom, and how to get along with locals. Bookmark it for your next trip. You will be glad you did.

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From http://Bigsurpledge.org

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Interactive Highway Map with Mile Markers and slide names is to the right, under “Pages” first one *Big Sur Interactive Maps... if the following link doesn’t work. *Big Sur Interactive Slide Maps will answer any questions you may have about where something is in relation to something else.

MY DIRECT EMAIL IS: kwnovoa@mac.com

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Lost pup, Clear Ridge on Sunday – Found at Linda Parker’s on Fronthill!

•February 17, 2019 • 1 Comment
Good afternoon. I am up visiting my parents in Big Sur (on Clear Ridge) and my dog has gone missing at around 2pm this afternoon. I am hopeful that you’d be willing to post a missing pup note on your blog so that anyone who might check it will be able to help get her back to us.
Her name is Bailey and she is an amazingly friendly brindle pitbull catahoula mix. She’s around 40lbs and is wearing a black collar as well as a grey flea collar. Neither of them have a tag on them but she’ll definitely respond when called. She went missing at the top of clear ridge at 2pm today (Sunday). She’s not one to run  away or even wander very far so Im imagining someone picked her up from the driveway entrance to my parents house or something else happened to her 😦
The address to my parents house (Eduardo Eizner and Carolyn Shearer) is 46205 Clear Ridge Road. There are signs at both Pfeiffer beach entrance and the river inn entrance noting her disappearance.
My number is (831) 521-7165
Or we can be reached at
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Sunday Photos, 2/17/19

•February 17, 2019 • 2 Comments

I arrived safe & sound last night, but Plaskett is trashed. RK made it through, but before 27+ years in Cal Trans, he was trained in the Army to be a Master Truck Driver Instructor, so he is a trained professional. Me? Not so much…okay, not at all! Photos from trip. I was glad I made the trip and got to say good-bye to my brother, see some of his friends, and to see his wife and her sisters.

You are with Mom and Dad, now, and some of your favorite dogs, RIP, cowboy.

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Both Slide areas to open by 5 pm tonight

•February 15, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Today’s Date: February 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

District:           05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**UPDATE #2–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

HWY. 1 AT MUD CREEK TO RE-OPEN AT 12 NOON TODAY AND PAUL’S SLIDE TO RE-OPEN AT 5 PM TODAY; BOTH AREAS WILL INCLUDE TRAFFIC CONTROL

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has received confirmation from National Weather Service (NOAA) data that the significant storms have passed in the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area. Caltrans Geotech, Maintenance Design and Maintenance crews assessed all road areas within the closure limits earlier today between storms. Contractor and Caltrans crews are busy cleaning and clearing slide material from the roadway. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek will re-open today, Friday Feb. 15 at 12 noon; Hwy. 1 at Paul’s Slide will re-open at 5 pm today.  Motorists will encounter traffic control at these locations today and tomorrow.

Thanks to the Big Sur community and coastal travelers for their cooperation and patience.

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Highway One expanded closure continues

•February 14, 2019 • 3 Comments

UPDATE #1–TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

CALTRANS CONTINUES WITH TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 WITH CLOSURE LIMITS THAT INCLUDE MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE

MONTEREY COUNTY —The southern limits of the closure of Highway 1 will remain from Ragged Point (PM SLO 72.87) to Mud Creek (PM Mon 8.9) and the northern limits at Paul’s Slide (PM MON 21.6) due to heavy rainfall and slide activity in the area.   Highway 1 will remain closed at these two locations until further notice.

Businesses along the Big Sur Coast on Hwy. 1 remain open and are accessible via Hwys. 101, 68 and 46.

Caltrans’ Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units are on call and prepared to inspect/clean up when the storm ends during the daylight hours and it is safe to be onsite again—at this time, the forecast shows the storm is stretching into Sunday, Feb. 17th with the possibility of thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall, so we plan to begin assessments on Saturday morning, Feb. 16th. Caltrans’ goal is to open the roadway as quickly and safely as possible and our staff remains on-call 24/7.

The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed and there will be no access to anyone, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.

NOTE: This advisory applies only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately. Please stay tuned for additional information when the roadway opens again. SEE ATTACHED CLOSURE MAP.

An update will be provided by 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 16th after assessments have been made.

Photos of Mud Creek taken 2/14/19

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MoCo postpones Coastal Commissioner Tour

•February 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Dear Big Sur Community and Stakeholders,

With regret, we have decided we need to postpone the Big Sur tour with Carole Groom tomorrow due to the weather and power outages (including at the Lodge). We have rescheduled the meeting to March 22, 2019.

Please save the date.

Sincerely,

Sarah Hardgrave on behalf of Supervisor Mary L. Adams

County of Monterey, District 5

Phone:  831-647-7755

 

 

 

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Storm Report & Personal Report

•February 13, 2019 • 42 Comments

Yesterday I got word that my younger brother and only sibling died Monday night. His heart gave out. He has been having health issues, but this was sudden. I was in King City doing a restocking in anticipating of these horrible storms, and instead I took care of some errands, grabbed a few things at the store and we headed back. My son can’t get to either of his jobs, so he is at home, keeping an eye on the place, and I wanted to make sure that he had enough to get him through.

We left this am, as early as we could, around 8 am, and had a very interesting trip out. Friends all said only the crazy go out in these kinds of storms…well, fortunately, Rock Knocker was going to come get me and drive, so we had the crazy covered. He was a Master Truck Driver Instructor in the Army, and 27+ years driving for Cal Trans, so I couldn’t have been with anyone better. We drove 9 hours, and are now in Hesperia, where I can see my almost 90 year-old aunt, and attend the funeral on Friday. What a ride. Here are some of the photos I took today.

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Because of my personal situation, I will not be as “on top of things” as I usually am, but I have my wonderful assistant admin and mystery map maker pitch hitting for me on anything important, and I will be following everything online as I usually do.  I know many of you are out of power and some of you won’t even get to see this, but it will be waiting for you when you return. Blessings, and stay warm, dry, and most importantly, safe.

Highway One closed at Highlands – ALL LANES NOW OPEN AS OF 11:30 AM, Wednesday, 2/13/19

•February 13, 2019 • 4 Comments

UPDATE:

State Route 1 is NOW FULLY OPEN–it had been closed due to downed trees and powerlines between Pt. Lobos (PM 70.42) and Highlands Dr. (PM 69.24) in Carmel.

February 13
9:30 A.M.
SIG-ALERT–HWY. 1–MONTEREY COUNTY–CLOSURE DUE TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES–ETO NOON

State Route 1 is closed due to downed trees and powerlines between Pt. Lobos (PM 70.42) and Highlands Dr. (PM 69.24) in Carmel.

ESTIMATED TIME OF OPENING : NOON

Caltrans Hwy 1 conditions can be found here.

NOAA weather radio for Monterey is here: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/27949/web

 
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