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Cypress Point on the 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

Aptly named Cypress Point is one of only two natural groves of Monterey cypress, the other being at Point Lobos across Carmel Bay. This is where the iconic Lone Cypress and the Cypress Point Golf Course are found, along with some of the world's most scenic homes.

Pebble Beach Resorts & Golf Courses ? 17-Mile Drive, on the Monterey Peninsula, in scenic Pebble Beach, CA
Wikipedia: 17-Mile Drive

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The Lone Cypress on the Seventeen Mile Drive

The Lone Cypress on the Seventeen Mile Drive

The Lone Cypress is symbolic of the Monterey Peninsula and its image appears everywhere. It is protected by rock walls and held in place with steel cables.

17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, California

Date photographed: May 20, 2012
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Lone Cypress Viewpoint on the Seventeen Mile Drive

Lone Cypress Viewpoint on the Seventeen Mile Drive

There is now no way to legally approach the Lone Cypress, but I remember when I was a child that a path led right up to it.

17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, California

Date photographed: May 20, 2012
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Ghost Tree on the Seventeen Mile Drive

Ghost Tree on the Seventeen Mile Drive

The Ghost Tree and the former Witch Tree are dead cypresses burnished by the wind. There is an infamous offshore surf break here at Ghost Tree where winter waves may peak to 60 feet (30 meters).

17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, California

Date photographed: May 20, 2012
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Pescadero Point

Pescadero Point

Pescadero Point was the site of the much-photographed Witch Tree, which blew down in 1964.

17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, California

Date photographed: May 20, 2012
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