September 16, 2015

Ragged Point, Jade Cove


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Ragged Point Inn

The Ragged Point Inn marks the southernmost end of the rugged Big Sur coast.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

September 16, 2015
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state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: ragged-point-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.7814 N -121.3299 W
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Gardens at Ragged Point Inn

Landscaped grounds and a full range of facilities at the Ragged Point Inn, including a cliff-top wedding pagoda.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

September 16, 2015
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state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: ragged-point-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.7809 N -121.3305 W
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North from Ragged Point

A group of Argentinian motorcyclists touring the California coast pose for a group picture at Ragged Point.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

September 16, 2015
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state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: ragged-point-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.781 N -121.3307 W
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Ragged Point viewpoint

One of several dramatic viewpoints looking north along the Big Sur coast from the Ragged Point Inn.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

September 16, 2015
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state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: ragged-point-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.781 N -121.3308 W
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South from Ragged Point Inn

Guest rooms and the solarium at the Ragged Point Inn face south along the coast.

Ragged Point Inn on the Big Sur coast, California

September 16, 2015
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state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: ragged-point-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.7803 N -121.3306 W
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Cape San Martin on the Big Sur coast

San Martin Rock at Cape San Martin on the southern Big Sur coast. Cone Peak can be seen to the north, rising a vertical mile directly from sea level.

near Willow Creek on the Big Sur coast, California

September 16, 2015
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state: california-central
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locality: willow-creek-gorda-big-sur-california

Coordinates: 35.8875 N -121.4629 W
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Serpentinite at Plaskett Point

Plaskett Point is just north of Jade Cove. The jagged pinnacle seen here is mostly serpentinite, the source rock for semi-precious jade and nephrite.

Plaskett Point, Los Padres National Forest, California

September 16, 2015
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accession number: 2015-09-16 10
state: california-central
region: california-central-coast
locality: plaskett-creek-jade-cove-big-sur-california

Coordinates: 35.9184 N -121.4716 W
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Plaskett Point

At the tip of Plaskett Point. Plaskett Creek Campground is in the trees at the base of the mountains, Sand Dollar Beach to the north and Jade Cove to the south.

Plaskett Point, Los Padres National Forest, California

September 16, 2015
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coordinates: 35.92 N -121.4745 W
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North from Plaskett Point

Looking north from Plaskett Point towards Sand Dollar Beach. Cone Peak is the summit on the long skyline ridge, rising more than 5000 feet (1530 meters) directly from sea level.

Plaskett Point, Los Padres National Forest, California

September 16, 2015
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coordinates: 35.92 N -121.4736 W
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Trail down to Jade Cove

The somewhat precarious trail down to Jade Cove. This area is famous for pebbles and chunks of nephrite and jade that have eroded from the green serpentinite rock in the cliffs.

Jade Cove, Los Padres National Forest, California

September 16, 2015
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region: california-central-coast
locality: plaskett-creek-jade-cove-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.9135 N -121.4698 W
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South of Jade Cove

Just south of Jade Cove. Although jade can be found on the narrow beaches, most of the best specimens are found by scuba divers off shore.

Jade Cove, Los Padres National Forest, California

September 16, 2015
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coordinates: 35.9118 N -121.4696 W
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Plaskett Creek Campground

An idyllic campground run by the forest service, located on the broad coastal terrace across Highway 1 from Sand Dollar Beach. The grass here is kept green by fog drip from the pines and cypresses.

Plaskett Creek Campground, Los Padres National Forest, California

September 16, 2015
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accession number: 2015-09-16 16
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locality: plaskett-creek-jade-cove-big-sur-california

coordinates: 35.9173 N -121.4676 W
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