Tree completely blocks Nacimiento Rd.

5:40 pm – USFS managed to clear the tree. Nacimiento is now open. There were actually two trees in the road, one on the east side just below the Nac station, and one on the west side about a mile from the summit. Thanks Doc, for getting those cleared for us!

From CHP:

[19] 1039 MTY COMM W/ LINE 16
4:26 PM 8 [17] CO RDS ETA 1 HOUR
4:16 PM 7 [15] REQ RECALL OF ETA WHEN AVAIL
4:14 PM 6 [14] 1021 MTY CORDS VMAIL / 1039 MTY COMM FOR CALL OUT
4:14 PM 5 [13] A27-014 CT HAS RD SHUT DOWN JSO LIMEKILN AND JNO NACIMIENTO FERGUSSON FOR SLIDE AT TWO BEE ROCK
4:09 PM 4 [4] RP HAS DRIVEN TO THE ABOVE CALL BOX SHE IS BLOCKED ON HWT 1 W/ EXISTING SLIDES and THE TREE ON BAC FERG
4:08 PM 3 [3] RP ADVZD APX 1/2 HR UP NCA -FERG RD F/ SR1
4:07 PM 2 [2] ENTIRE RDWY NB and SB IS BLOCKED
4:07 PM 1 [1] TREE DOWN ACROSS THE RDWY

Highway One Closed, 3/13/18

As of 2 pm, Highway 1 to remain closed this afternoon and overnight. Will be reassessed in the am.

I have it on good authority that when the material was cleared a very large hole in the road that must be repaired. Of course, it hasn’t stopped raining today at all.

Cal Trans announced: Highway One is closed. THE SLIDE IS AT THE CHIMNEY, JUST SOUTH OF LIMEKILN – both lanes. There is no ETA on when it will open. Will post when I know more.

Photo Credit: Grace Lutz. While it doesn’t look bad, and looks like it would be easy to open one lane, it is still moving, and rain is predicted for the next 10 days. They could open it only to have it slam shut 1/2 hour (or less) later. Note that Cal Trans is not going UNDER this slide area. Too dangerous right now.

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Tourism Tuesday, 3/13/18

As promised, here is another post from the Destination Center. I did not copy the entire page, but there are quite a few funding sources from foundations, government, etc. If you are interested in exploring funding sources for a sustainable tourism project, you will need to go to the original page for funding here:

Destination Center Funding Sources

Also, I want to point out to all my readers that the last four months of Tourism or Tourist Tuesdays are now consolidated on to a single page for ease in finding information. I worked on it all day Monday, 3/12; copying all the existing posts, making sure all links were active, and reproducing all the photographs originally included. One can find this page to the right, under “Pages, title Tourist Tuesday Posts.” I hope this will help all those who are interested in or working on making our tourism sustainable for the land, the residents, and the tourists.

Also, I have been in contact with Peter Chung, of PARKIT, which is specifically addressing  similar issues surrounding Point Lobos and Garrapata and we are hoping to work together along with other individuals and groups to get these tourist issues resolved. I understand that this will be presented at the BSMAAC meeting in conjunction with the suggestion for a destination management plan. Darn, wish I could come. Anyone want to record it for me? Or send me notes? Or maybe a YouTube? Doesn’t need to be but this section of the meeting.