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Pinnacle Viewpoint on the Cypress Grove Trail
Point Lobos State Reserve, California

North and South Points are exposed rocky ridgetops on the Cypress Grove trail that afford spectacular views of the cliffs and offshore rocks including one known as the Pinnacle. Two species of cormorants can be seen nesting on the rocks here.

High humidity allows rust-colored algae to grow on exposed cypress branches facing the foggy wind blast.


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Top of Cypress Point at Point Lobos

Top of Cypress Point at Point Lobos

A dramatic viewpoint from the forest on Cypress Point on the Pinnacle Rock Trail

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Date photographed: February 13, 2013
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Cypress Point at Point Lobos

Cypress Point at Point Lobos

High above the surf at Cypress Point

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Date photographed: February 13, 2013
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Pinnacle Rock at Point Lobos

Pinnacle Rock at Point Lobos

Surf-lashed Pinnacle Point between deep surge channels

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Date photographed: February 13, 2013
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Red algae on the cypress trees at Pinnacle Rock, Point Lobos

Red algae on the cypress trees at Pinnacle Rock, Point Lobos

Fog is so persistent on these windy headlands that red algae grows on the cypress limbs

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Date photographed: February 13, 2013
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Big Dome from North Point at Point Lobos

Big Dome from North Point at Point Lobos

Looking out from the cypress grove to Big Dome

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Date photographed: February 13, 2013
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The Old Veteran Monterey cypress at Point Lobos

The Old Veteran Monterey cypress at Point Lobos

The magificent cypress tree known as the Old Veteran

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Date photographed: February 13, 2013
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