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All Roads Lead to Carmel

“D. F. Watkins …, [officer] of the California State Automobile Association … stated that more travelers were directed to Carmel, Monterey, and Del Monte than to any other points of the state this last year.”

Carmel Pine Cone, October 27, 1915

Sanborne-Skyline Campout

Michael and I spent the weekend at Sanborne-Skyline County Park, searching along the San Andreas Fault for earthquake evidence and enjoying a pleasant evening hike up the mountainside to Skyline Road.

Todd Creek Redwoods
Michael walking through the Todd Creek Redwoods


Jeffers in Big Sur

Though Robinson Jeffers only visited Big Sur occasionally, yet Big Sur was Jeffers' stage, his backdrop, and even his protagonist. It deserves our attention as Jeffers enthusiasts. Big Sur, in a very real sense, was the rough wild country that Jeffers' Carmel could never be.

Birthday Hike

Lorquin's admiral perched on poison oak

I ventured off on my 50th birthday to try my healing foot on the Soberanes Canyon trail. The spring flowers and butterflies were out in force. I hiked up along the stream and then down the trail. One of the highlights of the trip was seeing a Lorain's admiral butterfly perched on some similarly reddish poison oak.


The Golf Course

Carmel Pine Cone, February 3, 1915

“The Carmel golf course is situated south of the village and follows the ocean front from the end of the beach to the mouth of the Carmel river.

“It is a ten hole course which for scenic beauty and interesting natural hazard cannot be surpassed. Philip Wilson, the manager, laid out the course, and his claim is that this course, excepting the old turf, contains better golfing possibilities than any in Scotland.

“A club-house is a feature maintained by the management.”

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