Garrapata on a foggy morn

•July 13, 2014 • 4 Comments

Photos by Lisa Kleissner.



Road Conditions in Big Sur, 7/13-7/20

•July 12, 2014 • 1 Comment


MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, July 13, through Sunday, July 20, 2014 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1 – Big Sur – Carmel: July 13 – July 18
Night time striping and markings replacement along Highway 1 at multiple locations from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The locations are:
Sunday, July 13 – Carmel River Bridge to just north of Garrapata Creek Bridge
Monday, July 14 – Yankee Point Drive/Malpaso Rd. to just south of Hurricane Point
Tuesday, July 15 – Garrapata Creek Bridge to south of Molera Park Entrance
Wednesday, July 16 – South of Bixby Creek Bridge to Grimes Canyon
Thursday, July 17 – North of Molera Park Entrance to Grimes Canyon
Work hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Sundays
Work will result in reversing one-way traffic control.
Motorists can expect delays of approximately 15 minutes.

Highway 1 –South Coast: July 15 – July 18
Daytime work along Highway 1 between Pacific Valley and Vicente Creek Bridge from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Motorists can expect delays of approximately 15 minutes.

Highway 1 – Big Sur: July 17 – July 18
Daytime shoulder work along Highway 1 between the Big Sur Maintenance Station and Garrapata Ridge Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Highway 1 – Big Sur: July 15
Daytime pavement repair along Highway 1 between the Big Sur State Park Entrance and Hurricane Point from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes

Foto Friday, 7/11

•July 11, 2014 • 5 Comments

Here is a local one that was supposed to go up last week, but didn’t.


And here are a couple from Africa:



When a Big Rig gets lost, locals are entertained

•July 8, 2014 • 9 Comments

This was up Willow Creek. They thought they were on Nacimiento. Took them 3 hours to get out. This is a photo story. Photos by Rock Knocker.









Interlake Fire

•July 7, 2014 • 3 Comments

8:00 pm – there were eventually four fires – might have been someone dragging a chain, but all have been stopped.

“Foreword spread on all four fires stopped. Structure threat mitigated. Inner Lake Fire 50 acres, Oak Fire 10 acres, Lake Fire 6 acres. Very good stop by all resources.” (WLF hotlist.)

5:00 pm – Oh dear. Got a couple of fires going in South Monterey Co.

CA-BEU- Interlake
South Monterey County near Lake lake San Antonio Bradley, CA

200 acres rapid rate of spread in heavy brush 3 Strike teams and structures are threatened , 4 air tankers 3 dozers

That’s just one. There is a second.

Personality One, #15

•July 7, 2014 • 2 Comments

Wasn’t sure this one, or any subsequent installments were going to make to the blog in a timely manner, but the computer gremlins smiled on me. My digital copy, which is a PDF I keep in my iBooks library, disappeared – along with every other PDF, all books, current and past, and stayed disappeared for almost a week. I couldn’t figure out what happened, where they went, and how I could get them back. My last resort was trying to update my system software from wifi somewhere. I tried, but it didn’t seem to be updating. Despite that, somehow, they all just as mysteriously reappeared.

To prevent any further interruptions, now that we are nearing the end, I took screen shots of all the remaining pages, so now I have it in two places. No worries we will finish Don Harlan’s delightful tale.


Illegal Campfires

•July 5, 2014 • 5 Comments

3:20 pm – need to add another one to the list!

07/05/2014 15:11 LPF-1908
New Wildfire Ponderosa CG . E17LPF . . . 35.999 x 121.386

Look at all the call-outs for illegal campfires yesterday and today in the LPNF alone!

07/04/2014 12:36 LPF-1878
New Wildfire REYES CR CG MP Illegal campfire . . . . 34.681 x 119.306

07/04/2014 14:44 LPF-1883
New Wildfire NACIMIENTO RIV CG M Illegal campfire . . . . 36.004 x 121.394

07/04/2014 20:26 LPF-1889
New Wildfire ARROYO SECO CG M . . . . . 36.236 x 121.484

07/05/2014 11:44 LPF-1897
New Wildfire MIDDLE LION CMP O Illegal camp fire 7EDW5 E51LPF . . . 34.550 x 119.162

07/05/2014 12:58 LPF-1902
New Wildfire UPPER OSO CG SB Illegal campfire . . . . 34.556 x 119.773

I just don’t get it. There are really that many unconscious, unaware people in the LPNF? When stupidity puts others lives at risk, imposition of the fine is in order. I hope they all had to pay the $5000. Fine – that would pay for some patrolling costs!

Six years ago today, this blog came into existence. What did I do with my time before bigsurkate? Oh, yeah, I worked. ;-)


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