May 21, 2012

Point Lobos State Reserve


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Old French Consulate in Monterey

This adobe building, once the French Consulate, is now the Monterey Visitors Bureau.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.599 N -121.887 W
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Whalers Cove Morning Fog

Low hanging clouds are common from late spring to fall at Point Lobos.

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May 21, 2012
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Bluefish Cove Morning Fog

Monterey cypress and pine forest at Bluefish Cove on the North Shore Trail.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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coordinates: 36.5204 N -121.9429 W
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Seals Pupping in Bluefish Cove

Harbor seals on the tiny beach at Bluefish Cove.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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coordinates: 36.5206 N -121.9449 W
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Monterey cypress and pine forest on the North Shore Trail

Tall Monterey cypress and pines along the North Shore Trail.

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May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5213 N -121.9449 W
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Guillemot Island at Point Lobos

This rocky near-shore Island is named for the the pigeon guillemot, easily identified by its bright red feet.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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coordinates: 36.522 N -121.9449 W
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The Old Veteran Cypress at Point Lobos

The most photographed tree at Point Lobos, the Old Veteran seems to be clinging precariously to the shattered rock at the top of a crumbling cliff.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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coordinates: 36.5208 N -121.9495 W
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Allan Memorial Cypress Grove at Point Lobos

Point Lobos is one of only two places where Monterey cypress grow natively. The largest grove was named for the Allan family who consolidated the subdivided park property and sold it to the state in 1933.

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Edge of the Allan Cypress Grove

The Allan Memorial Grove covers the low dome of Point Lobos from clifftop to clifftop.

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Coordinates: 36.5213 N -121.9522 W
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North Edge of the Allan Cypress Grove

The Allan Memorial Grove is the largest natural grove of Monterey cypress.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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Coordinates: 36.5227 N -121.952 W
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Red Algae on Cypress in the Allan Grove

Red algae grows on branches of the Monterey cypress tress in the most wind-exposed locations.

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Looking From the Allan Cypress Grove to Big Dome

Looking across Cypress Cove from the Allan Memorial Grove to Big Dome.

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May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5216 N -121.9502 W
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Allan Cypress Grove

The cypress grove continues behind Cypress Cove from the Allan Grove towards Big Dome.

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May 21, 2012
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North Shore Trail at Point Lobos

Cypress trees line the clifftops along the North Shore Trail.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5221 N -121.9457 W
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Bluefish Cove

Deep Bluefish Cove between Big Dome and Cannery Point.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5209 N -121.9451 W
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Monterey Pine Forest on the North Shore Trail

Monterey pine take over from Monterey cypress a short distance back from the clifftops.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5204 N -121.9421 W
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Coastal Scrub Above Whalers Cove

The hillsides above Whalers Cover are covered in coyoye bush and poison oak with few trees.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5207 N -121.9413 W
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Flowers on the Cliffs at Cannery Point

Spring wildflowers persist into summer in the foggy climate at Point Lobos.

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May 21, 2012
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Flowers on the Cliffs Above Whalers Cove

Wildflowers on the cliffs and a kelp forest underwater at Cannery Point.

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May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5208 N -121.9402 W
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Inside the Whalers Cottage at Point Lobos

The Whalers Cottage is now a small museum with relics of the whaling and abalone eras.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.519 N -121.9404 W
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Whalers Cove

A trail follows the top of the low cliffs behind Whalers Cove.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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Whalers Cove Cliffs

The narrow beach at Whalers Cove has little surf but may disappear at high tide.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5187 N -121.9381 W
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Coal Chute Point

The Mal Paso coal mines once shipped small quantities of coal from this cove. Later it was used by Prohibition-era smugglers.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5214 N -121.9375 W
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Above the Pit on Coal Chute Point

This abrupt small cove is known as the Pit.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5209 N -121.9369 W
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Granite Point at Point Lobos

Granite Point is covered with low brush, noted for its seasonal wildflowers, and granite tors.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5227 N -121.9367 W
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Deer at Moss Cove at Point Lobos

Moss Cove Beach norrth of Granite Point, with a small herd of deer.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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Conglomerate Rock at Moss Cove

Though the core of Point Lobos is massive granite, a coarse conglomerate appears here at Moss Beach and at Weson Cove on the south shore.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5222 N -121.9345 W
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Ixchenta Point at Point Lobos

Ixchenta Point is where Point Lobos Reserve ends. Beyond is Monastery Beach, part of Carmel River Beach State Park.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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coordinates: 36.5233 N -121.9303 W
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Bedrock Mortars on Ixchenta Point

Mortar holes in the granite bedrock at Ixchenta Point, used by Native Americans to grind acorns and other seeds.

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May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5231 N -121.9302 W
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California Poppies Above Moss Cove at Point Lobos

Ixchenta Point often has a fine springtime display of California poppies.

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May 21, 2012
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coordinates: 36.5227 N -121.9331 W
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Smugglers Beach at Point Lobos

Bootleg liquor was smuggled ashore here during the Prohibition era.

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coordinates: 36.5216 N -121.9362 W
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Monterey Pine Forest Near Carmelo Meadow

An open Monterey pine forest borders Carmelo Meadow behind Whalers Cove.

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

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coordinates: 36.5182 N -121.9372 W
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Whalers Cottage at Point Lobos

The Whalers Cottage stands on the cliffs at Whalers Cove. The big iron bowls are try pots for reducing whale blubber to lamp oil.

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May 21, 2012
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Whalers Cottage at Point Lobos

The cypress tree planted a yard from the end of the Whalers Cottage has grown so large it is now caving in the wall.

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coordinates: 36.5193 N -121.9408 W
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Seals on the Beach Below the Whalers Cottage at Point Lobos

Harbor seals feel safe enough to haul out on the beach at Whalers Cove.

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Point Lobos South Shore

The south shore of Point Lobos is very different than the point and north shore, with low cliffs and shoreline meadows.

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Mound Meadow at Point Lobos

Mound Meadow, named for a Native American midden, is the largest grassland at Point Lobos.

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coordinates: 36.5134 N -121.9428 W
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Weston Beach at Point Lobos

Weston Beach, cut into layers of sandstone and conglomerate, was named for photographer Edward Weston who made many famous images here.

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May 21, 2012
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