Jimmy of PMC & Pfeiffer Beach Missing


I worked with him at PV Center, and I believe his last name is Worthington. He also worked as the Host at Plaskett before he was transferred to Pfeiffer Beach. He helped Terrydactyl recover from his hang-gliding accident and gave him a place to live for several years before Terry finally passed. Jimmy could be gruff when the stress of the tourists got to him, but he has a heart of gold.

From PMC: “Our dear friend of Big Sur is missing! Jimmy from Pfeiffer beach has gone missing! He left big Sur in Jan. Never arrived to Grants Pass, Oregon. Nobody has seen or heard from him since! We have a missing persons report with the the Monterey Sheriff and CHP! Please if anybody has any information, please notify the MPD. He’s missed terribly!”


Highway Closure Update, 3/24/17

Not much new info:

Important Note: All vehicles on the south side of PM 45.2 (PCB southern turn out), across from the Rancho Rico driveway need to clear out of this area by Friday, March 31:

1. This turn out location is South of Abutment 1, nearly across the street from the Rancho Rico driveway.
2. We need vehicles to clear out by Friday, March 31, 2017 (no cars in turn out area); PG & E will require access
to re-set poles and wires prior to drilling.

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Recent rains did not change the status.
· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.
· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.
· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.
· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).
o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):
· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.
· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):
· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.
· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.
· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

· Demolition of the bridge is complete: Span 1 came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Monday, March 27 or sooner if conditions change.

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us .

State Park to issue trail passes to locals and workers

Due to the enthusiastic response of locals helping to build the emergency access hiking trail with state parks and CCC, the trail is nearly ready for limited use. State Parks will be issuing trail usage passes to local residents and workers in the area. Trail usage at this point will be limited to hours when construction is not taking place. Details will be coming but it looks like trail will be open for local access for a limited time in the morning and afternoon. The trail is still under construction but it is hopeful that Sunday’s inspection with the Carmel Unified School District will find the conditions safe for the students as early as next week. The trail is a difficult walk taking about 25 minutes. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Daily updates are available on the County OES website.
Thank you for your patience and to the over 100 of the local residents who have helped hand build this trail, this essential lifeline.

Thank You!
Carissa & John DeLuca, State Parks Superintendent, Monterey District (Acting)