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Willow Creek and Gorda
On the Big Sur coast, Los Padres National Forest, California

Willow Creek comes out of a narrow canyon just north of Cape San Martin. This is one of the most unstable stretches on the coastal highway.

Gorda is more a resort than a town and offers the only gas and services between Lucia and Rocky Point. Abundant springs create a verdant oasis along the coastal bluffs.

Wikipedia: Gorda, California

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Beach under the bridge at Willow Creek

Beach under the bridge at Willow Creek

The bouldery beach at Willow Creek has a road and parking area and is popular with scuba divers.

near Gorda on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: April 4, 2012
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Rockfall nets on Highway One near Gorda

Rockfall nets on Highway One near Gorda

Wire cable nets, retaining walls, and sidehill viaducts are common along Highway One on the Big Sur coast.

near Gorda on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: April 4, 2012
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A cut-off highway curve in Big Sur

A cut-off highway curve in Big Sur

When Highway One was straightened it bypassed this short stretch of road, long a favorite for semi-legal vehicle camping.

near Gorda on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: April 4, 2012
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Town of Gorda on Highway One

Town of Gorda on Highway One

The "town" of Gorda, officialy the Gorda Springs Ocean Side Resort, provides gas, lodging, and food.

near Gorda on the Big Sur coast, California

Date photographed: April 4, 2012
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