Photo Sunday, 8/12/18

~ by bigsurkate on August 12, 2018.

28 Responses to “Photo Sunday, 8/12/18”

  1. Oh Goodie! The Sunday comics! 😁

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  2. As a former president once said, “where do we find such men”. Where ever it is can they please stay there.

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  3. The word on Big Sur is out. Come, do whatever you want , no law enforcement and no need to “Pack It Out”. Someone else will pick up your trash and toilet paper. Sweet! What a place to commune with Mother Nature. It is beautiful…

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  4. LOL, You made me laugh this morning! Thank you, Denise!

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  5. Funny, Ken, but I so agree. My son pulled him out. I told him, next time, tell him to get himself out of his own mess, and that son would be by tomorrow to see if he was successful, and if not, THEN you would help. People like this need consequences.

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  6. Ah, but 3 more short weeks, and the law enforcement we have been missing will be present again. Finally.

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  7. Dear Kate,
    I have an idea: can the land between Point Sur Lighthouse and Molera SP be turned into another state or federal camp ground? Everyone wants to experience Big Sur. Let’s give the kids a place to go. If there is a place to easily get to, then the majority of people will go to the legal camping areas. This could help eliviate the stress on the area. What do you think?

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  8. That particular stretch cannot, as it is private property from the Spanish Land Grant days, but I do like the way you are thinking. There may be a portion of it, or another section that could be turned into dispersed camping – no hook-ups, portapotties only and trash containers. Campfires allowed only from December to. April, unless there are fire conditions. The feds and the state both have too many constraints on what they can and cannot do, so this may have to be county or a community effort. But keep thinking!

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  9. Priceless.

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  10. Yes, isn’t it?

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  11. Thanks for the video, Brendan, but we don’t need more law enforcement.. There would have to be an officer posted every ten meters up and down the coast to deal with the AIA (Avalanche of Ignorant Assholes). Locals have to be engaged as well as trained, equipped and empowered to work in conjunction with law enforcement to mitigate the problems. That is how it worked in my days when the problems were far, far fewer than today. I don’t see another way except of course Big Sur Nation secession which unfortunately is no longer feasible, assuming it ever was… Of course the above suggestions are sensible, but would they work? For Example: Let’s say there is a Rolling Stone concert with 100K tickets and it is sold out. So we add 50K standing room only tickets and the news goes viral and we get applications from 500K new people. What to do? It’s not just a question of pricing, but also of fairness and demand that is increasing far faster than any entity, even a national park could handle. Kate has been doing a lot of work in this field and she, as well as anyone, is aware that there are lots of nice ideas being proposed worldwide, most far better than UN blah-blah, but, as far as I know, very few solutions. For those of us who love Big Sur and are not adverse to sharing but also do not want it to be reduced burning pile of shit and rubbish to enable a Selfie on a bucket list, reality is a terrifying dilemma… Personally, I am sending messages to other galaxies asking for some useful advice…

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  12. That’d be a great idea – Airbnb for off highway vehicle use. Set up a dirt pad for the illegal campfires and add a portable toilet, charge 100 a night!

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  13. Except that they destroy the land, and I don’t want them anywhere near me. Can’t fix stupid. There actually are several airbnbs for camping. They will come set up on your property, advertise, and take a percentage. I like my quiet, solitude, and peace of mind, thank you very much. Not to mention safety.

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  14. What an idiot. I would have left him there, called the sheriff to come out and cite him.

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  15. As I’ve said, I would have given him an overnight to think about what he had done, OR charged him $250 up front.

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  16. I like the idea of charging him 😃

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  17. We would like to label this ‘stupid’ but from all appearances it is ‘fear’, (Look at all that stuff).
    The excessive curation of ones commune with nature is a defensive action driven by fear, every through hiker will tell you a good pair of shoes, a bivy, a light back pack and a water filter is all you need to experience a 1000 miles, some have done it with less and faster, many live everyday with less.
    The cosmic reality is we are all moving 438,000 miles an hour and travel 4.3 billion miles a year, hitchhikers guide to the galaxy will tell you all you need is a towel, godot will say there’s nothing to be done, the universe will tell you being defenseless is to know love.

    Jack Boot on twitter will say, “Hey guy with hydration pack, 2 hiking sticks & North Face vest; my 5 yr old walked the same trail in Crocs carrying a naked Barbie. Relax.”

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  18. Time for technology to serve the situation. Why not put a gate (solar powered) at the entrance of Willow and have the maruading masses apply for a payed entrance pass…credited to their card..that would be charged if they get this stupid. The entry money going toward fixing the road and enforcing the protection rules. I’m sure there’s a local in need of a job..Big Sur Guardian Angels.
    Looks like his girlfriend was reaming him another one:)

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  19. Has to be some consequences, right? Like a child, actions have consequences.

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  20. Coastal Commission would never allow an idea like this. They want unrestricted public access for the masses on the coast and far more than the infrastructure and environment can handle. What I don’t understand is that I thought they were founded to protect the coast but their policies are destroying it. There have been a couple of actions taken recently that have improved environment and public safety since the huge visitation increase the past handful of years. No pedestrians on Sycamore Canyon Road and No Parking east side of highway at Point Lobos, Coastal Commission wants to overturn both of these!!!

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  21. Kate, “The joys of stupidity in a 4 wheel drive truck” from years past.. Ergo, the photos are under lock and key..

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  22. The make-up of the Coastal Commission has changed in the last few years, away from conserving it to accessibility. It is unfortunate.

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  23. I’m with you, Kate, I would have left him to rot.

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  24. Well, not to rot, but certainly until the next day, AND I would have charged him to pull him out.

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  25. Well I was only half kidding about the rot thing, but pay for his stupidity at the very least! 😏

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  26. 😈

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  27. His license plate is clearly visible, he should receive a ticket in the mail minimum $5000 and have his license revoked for six months. This will get his and others attention.

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  28. Yes, I saw the craziness on Plasket last weekend, too. Don’t need an LEO behind every bush, but how about a 1x daily check? I blame the Sobranes fire on state park staffing cuts (to help the budget). No ranger was checking the campground that day. When people say we can’t put law enforcement wherever I say “Why the hell not”? I don’t want over-enforcement, but c’mon how about at least a little!

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