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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2017, 04:16:18 PM »

Hmm.  From the south side, Hearst Castle Road to Burnett Creek Road to Salmon Creek Road to Coast Ridge Road to Will Creek Road which takes you back to CA 1.  Not recommended for trailers, trucks, or RVs, but should be a pretty detour for people in cars who aren't in a hurry.  And really I wouldn't recommend the central coast for anyone who was in a hurry.
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2017, 09:06:34 PM »

Whoa, that landslide is a lot bigger than I thought!

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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2017, 10:09:42 PM »

As I note on my pages, if you want to see where this is: On the Caltrans PostMile Tool, look at Route 1 PM MON 9.066
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2017, 03:53:33 AM »

Amazing side-by-side photo

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/photo-week-highway-1s-epic-landslide/?mbid=nl_52517_p1&CNDID=30789051


Those pictures are absolute rubbish. The "before" shot is just to the left of the slide, and the "after" shot is just to the right of it so that you can catch just a glimpse of the slide on the left.
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2017, 05:58:10 AM »

Amazing side-by-side photo

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/photo-week-highway-1s-epic-landslide/?mbid=nl_52517_p1&CNDID=30789051


Those pictures are absolute rubbish. The "before" shot is just to the left of the slide, and the "after" shot is just to the right of it so that you can catch just a glimpse of the slide on the left.


You didn't move the little slide bar back and forth.  The slide bar starts in the middle of the picture...you need to click and hold the spot in the middle to slide it to the left and right.
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2017, 02:24:20 PM »

The Caltrans Quick Map has the Mud Creek Slide reopening in Mid-2018 now.  Looks come the completion of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge that people will need to use the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road if they don't want to do any back tracking out Big Sur.  The section from Lucia to Posts is still scheduled to reopen on July 31st, I might give it a go and head out that way around that time if that stays on schedule.

Edit:  Decent article on the history of slides on CA 1 in Big Sur even back to the old seasonal closures that used to take place in the winter:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/03/is-big-surs-highway-1-worth-saving/

Edit Again:  Found a complete time lapse of the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road, looks like there are a lot more folks on it now given the slides:

« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 08:26:01 PM by Max Rockatansky »
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2017, 01:26:38 AM »

Amazing side-by-side photo

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/photo-week-highway-1s-epic-landslide/?mbid=nl_52517_p1&CNDID=30789051


Those pictures are absolute rubbish. The "before" shot is just to the left of the slide, and the "after" shot is just to the right of it so that you can catch just a glimpse of the slide on the left.


You didn't move the little slide bar back and forth.  The slide bar starts in the middle of the picture...you need to click and hold the spot in the middle to slide it to the left and right.

Yes, I did. You just didn't look at the pictures. Compare them to Google Earth imagery. I still say they're rubbish. They're pictures of two different places that don't anywhere near line up.
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2017, 09:34:36 AM »

Amazing side-by-side photo

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/photo-week-highway-1s-epic-landslide/?mbid=nl_52517_p1&CNDID=30789051


Those pictures are absolute rubbish. The "before" shot is just to the left of the slide, and the "after" shot is just to the right of it so that you can catch just a glimpse of the slide on the left.


You didn't move the little slide bar back and forth.  The slide bar starts in the middle of the picture...you need to click and hold the spot in the middle to slide it to the left and right.

Yes, I did. You just didn't look at the pictures. Compare them to Google Earth imagery. I still say they're rubbish. They're pictures of two different places that don't anywhere near line up.
Oh, why? They don't line up perfectly, but you can easily match them. Look at windy road going uphill to a group of homes on the right. On the left, there is a small ditch with something like a bridge over it. A lot of other things did change, but that is the point of comparison...
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2017, 09:41:44 AM »

You can get surprisingly close from the north to the Mud Creek Slide at Gorda, I want to say the gate was less than a mile away?  Those people are lucky that nobody lost their home with that slide:

IMG_0493 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2017, 12:07:19 AM »

Paul's Slide north from Lucia to Pfieffer Canyon has reopened with one-way controls:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-california-highway-1-pauls-slide-reopens-20170720-htmlstory.html

Too bad you still have to backtrack on the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road until the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge is replaced a couple months down the line. 

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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2017, 06:45:57 PM »

At least everyone is once again connected to the rest of the world.
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2017, 07:09:00 PM »

At least everyone is once again connected to the rest of the world.

The locals had access at a Caltrans manned gate.  I think there was only a very short time frame where all the slides on CA 1 occurred and the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road was closed by one as well.  That's still a hell of a trip to make on Nacimiento just to go get groceries, I suppose that's the price of living in one of most beautiful places in the country.

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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2017, 07:35:35 AM »

Looks like Caltrans is getting close to finalizing plans to rebuild CA 1 at the Mud Creek Slide in about a month:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/New-road-planned-to-traverse-Big-Sur-slide-11727731.php&cmpid=twitter-premium#photo-12956880

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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2017, 02:33:47 PM »

Amazing side-by-side photo

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/photo-week-highway-1s-epic-landslide/?mbid=nl_52517_p1&CNDID=30789051


Those pictures are absolute rubbish. The "before" shot is just to the left of the slide, and the "after" shot is just to the right of it so that you can catch just a glimpse of the slide on the left.


You didn't move the little slide bar back and forth.  The slide bar starts in the middle of the picture...you need to click and hold the spot in the middle to slide it to the left and right.

Yes, I did. You just didn't look at the pictures. Compare them to Google Earth imagery. I still say they're rubbish. They're pictures of two different places that don't anywhere near line up.
Oh, why? They don't line up perfectly, but you can easily match them. Look at windy road going uphill to a group of homes on the right. On the left, there is a small ditch with something like a bridge over it. A lot of other things did change, but that is the point of comparison...

Ahah! I found the problem. The pictures are fine, but in Internet Explorer the "after" photo is stretched so that the slide isn't even within the frame. It looks fine in Firefox. That's the problem when they use bleeding edge HTML constructs that haven't had the bugs wrung out.
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2018, 02:05:00 PM »

New today, here's some drone footage of the work at the Mud Creek slide on CA 1, now expected to be open by the end of July:

https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article213072609.html
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Re: Battered by winter storms, Big Sur is cut off from California
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2018, 07:33:42 PM »

New today, here's some drone footage of the work at the Mud Creek slide on CA 1, now expected to be open by the end of July:

https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article213072609.html

The drone footage wouldn't play for me for some reason.  Good to see the closure wrapping up early, I'm hoping to get out there the first week the road is fully open again.

 


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