Friday, August 02, 2013

McWay Falls

A beautiful sandy pocket beach between rocky cliffs.  An elegant waterfall directly onto the sand.  But apparently there was little beach here at all until the big landslide just north of here during the 1983 El Nino.

You can see the eroding slope to the north in the photo below.  I'm not sure how much is the natural colluvium and how much is material trucked in to re-establish the roadway, but either way, the waves have reworked it and carried some it into the cove.

Google Maps:  AERIAL VIEW

I guess this is the classic Big Sur photo stop.  For me it was the last significant, and documented, stop for the day before hightailing it to the San Jose airport.

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