I hadn't driven this back road route in quite some time, and in my two hour journey today, I captured 95 images...below are the top dozen to show a bit of what this alternate route looks like. As you'll see, I was in my Subaru Outback...AWD or 4 WD is highly recommended. (Don't say I didn't warn you!)
The captions under the images tell the story...
|Bixby Bridge from the Old Coast Road|
|Bixby Bridge - Lovely in Black and White|
You can see the road/entrance on the right.
|The Little Sur River|
|I set out with my dogs and Canon the day after our first|
big storm of 2012. As you can see, trees were down,
but you can't stop a Subaru with a few sticks in the road.
|After clearing the road, I came upon this |
scenic view of Redwood trees about
a tenth of a mile later. Definitely
worth picking up a few sticks for.
|Right about midway, at the peak, the clearing|
provides stunning panoramic views, and this
"Rock Pasture" in the midst.
|More of the "Rock Pasture" (my name for it!)|
|Though it's definitely not the Bixby Bridge, it was |
certainly worth stopping and capturing, especially
in black and white!
|Also at the peak, I can rarely resist image capturing a fence.|
|While photographing the fence and other views,|
I looked down to see where we were heading...Seriously?
Glad to be in my Subaru!
|As the road starts to come down the other|
side into Big Sur, the views of the Pacific Ocean
and Highway 1 open up again.
|One last peak before descent.|
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