7/9 10:30am -2:00pm Big Sur Valley to Big Creek

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I drove the highway from River Inn down to Big Creek checking on friends, old neighbors, and for quick meetings. There are some small slides on the road so drive smart. The further south I drove the more small spot fires I saw and the more fire personnel monitoring and/or mopping up these small hot spots. The Dolan Ridge line to the road looks solid and there is a crew there now mopping up and monitoring. The sea is calm, the fog is just off shore. Relative to the Rat Creek fire of ’85’ I was surprised to see how much did not burn to the highway. In general, many of the canyons further south burned more extensively on the southern side of the watershed and not on the northern side leaving more area unburned and intact for wildlife.

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