Mike here with a few images of the setting in Big Sur between Molera and Big Sur Station from late morning today. Pictures here don’t represent the stiff wind blowing from the north.
What appears to be a USFS hand crew preparing a fuel break of some sort from an established path just south of Big Sur Station about 300 yards from Highway One.
Andrew Molera State Park parking lot is being used as a refueling station for engines, crew buses and utility vehicles.
Four water dropping helicopters are ferrying water to the peaks above Big Sur Valley from a source provided by El Sur Ranch close to Andrew Molera State Park boundary.
Two water dropping Sikorsky skycranes are working together south of where the smaller copters are working. They were observed dropping loads behind Mt Manuel. They may be reloading in the ocean off Pfeiffer.