UPDATE – Neighbor from Alm’s Ridge reported back at 1 am, that it took 4 hours to cut their way through from Ponderosa Campground to Alm’s Ridge (coming the back way up Nasty-Fergusson) due to downed trees. See comment section for reports from Clear Ridge.
From the coast going up, Nasty Fergy is blocked by many fallen trees, per a trustworthy neighbor. I will attempt to call the county and PV Station in the morning. For now, you can’t get there from here, or where ever.
… thru Thursday! Gusts of up to 70 mph on the ridges (that’s me!) Sounds like a gentle breeze to me. Winds of 145 mph broke my neighbor’s wind gauge once. I remember them, too, as I couldn’t stay upright without holding on to the railing, and even then, it was touch-and-go. All my patio furniture blew down the hill.
Watch for downed trees and power lines, everyone. I am hoping Plaskett stays clear!
WordPress is out of whack. I can’t get the graphic greeting from Dan Danbom to post. Regardless, may your heart be as full as your belly, and may all your thanks be hearfelt.
I am going to try to upload Dan Danbom’s Thanksgiving Day graphic one last time (I seem to have created a work-around for my internet, cellular reception problem, so at least I can continue to post – it is inserting photos which is now the problem!) If you don’t see an image … guess what didn’t work?
This public service announcement from Cal-Trans: “NO REGULARLY SCHEDULED LANE CLOSURES WILL BE ALLOWED FROM TUESDAY AFTER
3:00 PM, NOVEMBER 22 UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 8:00 PM.”
Of course, this cannot include, by necessity, those lane closures in Big Sur as a result of Mother Nature. In other words, there will still be signals at the Rocky Creek slip-out; and Pitkin’s Curve, the bridge pictured below.
Recently I was given some aerial shots of the bridge & rock shed that is being built near Limekiln State Park on Hwy 1 in Big Sur. These shots were taken a few weeks ago. Now the gap in the bridge is almost done. I was told that by the end of this week the last section will be done. Amazing what goes into building a bridge.
These three shots were taken by a pilot friend of the job Supervisor. Enjoy!
I also had an amazing opportunity to go up 172 feet into the air by way of crane and basket with camera in hand. Got some unique shots from a perspective not many get to see. I’ll share those soon.
I dont know what happened to the original post, my neurotic dog sat in the iPhone while I was trying to edit this post. Major. Big thunder! Lightning, hail. Serious stuff up here! Driving the dogs crazy, who are in turn driving me nuts! 1.1 as of this morning, but several cloud bursts since. Big Sur Valley had 1.25 overnight.
This is what NOAA has to say: ” LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY DEVELOPING IN THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL PUSH TOWARDS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA … BRINGING THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THIS SPELLS A CHANCE OF RAIN BEGINNING IN THE NORTH BAY LATE AFTERNOON. AS THE LOW CONTINUES TO MOVE SOUTH RAIN WILL PUSH TOWARDS MONTEREY. COOL AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DRIVE SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO AROUND 3500 TO 4000 FEET. THIS WILL RESULT IN SOME SNOW SHOWERS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND WOULDN`T BE SURPRISED IF MT HAMILTON RECEIVES A DUSTING OF SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.”
Woohoo! I could have snow this weekend! I shot some photos of Pitkins and Rain Rocks on Wednesday evening, that I will try to post this afternoon. One is particularly nice. (teaser)
I’m really not, but it appears that way in cyberspace. There are two things which may prevent me from blogging (as I have been writing most days for 50 years now) it is not because I have nothing to say, I AM a lawyer, after all but internet squirliness, and work sometimes take over my life. The last few days have seen much of both. Since the weather is great, fire season is over, and all’s right in paradise, I didn’t think you would mind … and if you do? Well, it is the way it is, and there is not much we can do about it. I know y’all understand, and that life happens.