Pictures of from Pfeiffer Big Sur Park to Vado Camp to Andrew Molera Park

(Copyright © 2012 Piero Scaruffi)
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Highlights


From start to end

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The Big Sur gorge

The trail to Mt Manuel

The gorge

Mt Manuel


The trail behind me

The gorge

Mountains in the distance

Mt Manuel's ridge above the trail


The trail gets a bit tougher halfway to Mt Manuel

Ivy's fruit?

Ivy's fruit?

Ocean views


Mountains in the distance

Almost at the top of Mt Manuel the vegetation gets thicker

Almost at the top of Mt Manuel the vegetation gets thicker

Almost at the top of Mt Manuel the vegetation gets thicker


Almost at Mt Manuel's summit

Almost at Mt Manuel's summit

Almost at Mt Manuel's summit

Mountains in the distance


Ocean views

Yucca

Ocean views

Thicker vegetation along the trail


Thicker vegetation along the trail

Thicker vegetation along the trail

Thicker vegetation along the trail

Thicker vegetation along the trail


Ocean views

Ocean views

The billboard ahead

White wildflowers


White flowers

Blue flowers

Blue flowers

White flowers


Red flowers

The lighthouse

The lighthouse

Yellow flowers


Yellow flowers

Blue flowers on the trail

Mt Manuel's summit

Yellow flowers


The billboard

The summit

Mountains in the distance

Cabezo Prieto ridge


Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers

Mt Manuel's summit


Mt Manuel's summit

Ocean views

Ocean views

Ocean views


The billboard

The billboard

On the trail of the Cabezo Prieto ridge

Cabezo Prieto


Cabezo Prieto

Cabezo Prieto

Cabezo Prieto

Cabezo Prieto


Panorama northeast from Mt Manuel: from Cabezo Prieto to Double Cone


Panorama northwest from Mt Manuel: from the coast to Post Summit to Pico Blanco to Cabezo Prieto


Cabezo Prieto ridge

Cabezo Prieto ridge

Post Summit and Pico Blanco

Post Summit and Pico Blanco


Big Sur lighthouse

Mountains in the distance

A ridge going towards Double Cone

Double Cone?


The old road towards Post Summit

The old road towards Post Summit

The old road towards Post Summit

The old road towards Post Summit



Pico Blanco from Mt Manuel

The road becomes an abstraction

but sometimes still very visible

Along Cabezo Prieto


Along Cabezo Prieto

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers

Along Cabezo Prieto


Along Cabezo Prieto road

Along Cabezo Prieto road


Panorama from Cabezo Prieto: from Andrew Molera Park to the lighthouse


Purple flowers

Purple flowers

Purple flowers

Purple flowers


Purple flowers

The road

Post Summit and Pico Blanco

Post Summit


Post Summit and Pico Blanco

Pico Blanco

The "trail" sign

The "trail" sign


Trail sign (note that it faces north)

Trail sign (note that it faces north)

The faintest of trails on the eastern side of the canyon going down to the South Fork

The thickest of jungles on the western side of the canyon


Panorama from Pico Blanco to the east


The point where the trail comning down from the "trail" sign enters the South Fork

Ditto


The redwood grove

The redwood grove

The redwood grove


Vado Camp

Vado Camp

Vado Camp

Vado Camp


Pictures to identify the location of Vado Camp

Pictures to identify the location of Vado Camp


Pictures to identify the location of Vado Camp

Pictures to identify the location of Vado Camp

I left a few cairns nearby

Click here for the route from Vado Camp to Bottcher's Gap



Down the South Fork

Down the South Fork

Down the South Fork

Down the South Fork


The first waterfalls

The first waterfalls

Then the water suddenly disappears

Then the water suddenly disappears


And reappears 15 minutes later

And reappears 15 minutes later

The waterfalls at Pico Blanco Camp

The waterfalls at Pico Blanco Camp


The waterfalls at Pico Blanco Camp

Above Pico Blanco Camp

Above Pico Blanco Camp

White wildflowers


White wildflowers

Water tank on the Pico Blanco road

Plane in the sky

Purple wildflowers


Majestic yucca flower

Majestic yucca flower

The place where you have to take the trail down (on the other side of the road, the right side going down)

The place where you have to take the trail down (on the other side of the road)


Pico Blanco's trailhead (the place where you hit Coast Rd)

Coast Road across from Andrew Molera Campground

Coast Road across from Andrew Molera Campground

Old Coast Road's entrances

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(Copyright © 2012 Piero Scaruffi)
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me