About this blog

The Big Sur Blog is here to help inform people about Big Sur. We may sometimes use this as an emergency information page when conditions are such that its needed to distribute information quickly and efficiently. If you have any suggestions for this blog, please feel free to contact me at stan@bigsurinternet.com


  1. Thanks for all the info. This blog is a great source!

  2. Hi Stan,
    I have a client who has inquired about a fine art photographer who specializes in Big Sur scenes.

    Do you have a website?


  3. Hello Stan

    • Hi Pete. Thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog.

  4. Hi Stan!
    Check out my blog, http://www.unhealedwound.com, which just went live today. My post on the Post Ranch Inn wine and food event, held this past Saturday, November 6, evaluates the event with details about some of the food together with some photos at the event. WE loved it!

  5. At this point, we have no idea how long the road will be closed. If you take routine medications, it is very important that you take steps now to assure that you don’t run out.

    If you receive your medication via mail order, check your supply and order refills well in advance. We have been advised that the mail will continue to be delivered.

    If you don’t already receive your prescriptions via mail, now is the time to start! Contact your insurance company and make arrangements to set up your mail order plan, then contact the health center to get your prescriptions ordered.

    If you do not have the capability of accessing a mail order pharmacy, it is extremely important that you check your supply of medications and contact your pharmacy to request refills now!

    An alternative option, to avoid driving all the way to Monterey, is to select either Cambria Drugs or CVS in King City, then advise the health center staff to change your pharmacy location. It is important that you take care of this now to avoid running out. Do not wait until you are down to the last day or two as refills may not be completed in time to coincide with your trip to the pharmacy.

    The Health Center remains open and available to you.

  6. Please subscribe me to your fine blog.


  7. Driving from Carmel to Big Sur in a couple of weeks. What is the best detour?

    • Hi Jane,
      You’ll need to take Nacimiento Fergusson Road over the Santa Lucia mountains. There is a link to a Google map which illustrates this on our website. Follow the link on the front of our website at http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org

  8. Hi Gregg,
    Feel free to write about our blog and link to it.

  9. hello i ame joergen from denmark in 2007 i take the tour from san fransisco to los angeles and back again, on me racingbike (only with 15 pound stof on me bike) great tour!!!!!!!! this year i will take me family with me whiefe, 4 children 2 gran children and a housbond.itt cut be fun if i cut make a special tour in big sur, i will like that-
    if you have some comment it will be nice

  10. How difficult a drive is that?

  11. I would like email notifications when your site posts any updates please. Thanks so much.

    Lee Ann Achterberg
    Page Administer
    Think Progress

  12. Hi Stan, please ad me to your blog mail. Thanks, Dai

  13. “Hwy 1 updates on our blog at http://TheBigSurBlog.com” Show not available. Is it down, or is there another way to access it? I’d like to subscribe to the RSS, if you have one. Thanks!

  14. Great blog, thank you. I was hoping to take a walk at Julia pfeiffer this weekend. With the current slide situation, Is that reachable from Carmel yet?

    • Hi Pauline, Highway 1 isn’t open yet but I feel confident it will be open by this weekend. We post all CalTrans press releases regarding the slide on this blog so return regularly for the latest updates.

  15. Hi Stan,

    I have been going to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer State Park) for many years. This year I have reserved multiple dates through July in August. However, I want both sites at the park for my period of stay. Do you know of a way to find out who has Big Sur dates or if there is a way to trade dates with other reservationists? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  16. I will be travelling from Carslbad to Monterey on Thursday October 3rd. I anticipate taking Route 5 north above LA and hitting Route 1 just south of San Simeone. Then travel north through Big Sur into Carmel and Monterey for a few days. I would appreciate any notification of construction, problems, etc. as well as any suggestions.
    Thank you.

  17. Is it safe to cycle from Monterey to San Simeon on #1?

    • Yes, people do it every day.

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