5 pm update – from a follower: “today was ugly, be aware and on the lookout, sobranes, garrapatta, rocky creek & bixby all way overcrowded and people parking in the highway”
Due, at least in part, to an aggressive campaign by the Monterey Visitors and Convention Bureau, the traffic issues we have been without are back with a vengeance. And this is just since the trail opened to the public on Saturday. Imagine what is coming when Paul’s Slide opens this month. Fire danger, anyone? What is the plan? Or *IS* there a plan?
At Point Lobos: 11:26 AM 1  20 VEHS PARKED ILLEGALLY
At Soberanes Point: 12:00 PM 1  3 VEHS PART 1125 [blocking roadway]
And at Hurricane Point and Bixby Bridge:
11:08 AM 4  Incident Re-opened: STATE PARKS HAD RPT OF NAILS BEING DELIBERATLY DROPPED ON BIXBY BRIDGE
8:22 AM 3  A27-022 22 1097 THE AREA [10-97 arrived at scene]
7:46 AM 2  RP DOES NOT NEED ASSIST FOR HIS VEH ( 12 GRY NISS PATHFINDER)
7:46 AM 1  RP ADV ON THE SHOULDER AND ON THE EDGE OF THE ROAD
And a friend in town stated that at noon, there was an 8-mile backup of cars on Highway One.
And this was Garapatta yesterday. (Photo by Martha Diehl)