Big Sur Open 7 am – 7 pm

These signs are up all the way up the coast from Morro Bay. I got a kick out of them, as it sounds as if the streets get rolled up after 7 pm – and, I guess, in a way they do! But in Big Sur Valley, once you get there, as always, there is plenty to do. Just plan on spending the night. It is a great time to be here.

Big Sur Open by bigsurkate

When I first heard about this, while still down in LA, it made no sense to me, and I couldn’t figure out why the road would be closed each night at Lucia to the north, and Ragged Point to the south.

Today, on the way home, I drove that entire length to see what was what. Now I understand why that entire length is closed at night. It is moving – just about everywhere. Besides the original Chimney Slide at Limekiln, there is Paul’s slide north of there, two more Limekiln slides south of there, and that is all BEFORE one gets to N-F Rd. which is beyond the closed point for either north or south closures, so only those of us BETWEEN the closures have access to N-F after dark. Mud Creek is a freaking mess, Alder Creek is cleared but moving, Soda Springs is a mess, Elephant’s Trunk is in a constant state of patch. There are just too many places creating potential problems to count. Most of the pull offs are now filed with debris waiting to be hauled off.

The bottom line is patience, everyone, while Mother Nature finishes doing as she wills. When night time travel is safe again, it will open up, and then Big Sur won’t be rolling up her streets!

REMEMBER – YOU CANNOT GET TO NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON BETWEEN 7 PM AND 7 AM. ALL TRAFFIC INTO OR OUT OF BIG SUR IS CLOSED AT NIGHT. SO PLAN TO SPEND THE NIGHT.

Big Sur Updates

Lots to catch up on. I’ve been gone dealing with my mother’s estate, the memorial for her best friend, and other emotional issues.

First, regular trash pick up for Big Sur resumes today and every Saturday thereafter until access thru Rocky Creek is regained.

Second, southern portion of road is closed from Lucia to Ragged point from 7 pm to 7 am until deemed safe for night time travel.

Third, MST has arranged bus service to coincide with the pedestrian crossings at 7 am and again at 4 pm.

Fourth, rumor has it that repairs are on track for an April 16th single lane weight restricted opening at Rocky Creek.

Fifth, bigsurkate is back to more regular reporting now that she is back home. Thanks for your understanding.