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Web Sites

Big Sur, California
Comprehensive site from the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce.

California Oak Mortality Task Force
A non-profit organization leading the effort to understand Sudden Oak Death.

Elephant Seals
The king of Big Sur beaches.

A Guide to California’s Big Sur
Maps and more from John Rabold.

Gray Whale
Seen from Big Sur lookouts from December through April.

Big Sur Beaches
Some of the most beautiful in the world.


Henson, Paul et al. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIG SUR. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.

Karman, James et al. STONES OF THE SUR. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001.

Schaffer, Jeffrey. HIKING THE BIG SUR COUNTRY: THE VENTANA WILDERNESS. San Francisco: Wilderness Press, 1988.

Steakley, Douglas. BIG SUR & BEYOND: THE LEGACY OF THE BIG SUR LAND TRUST. San Francisco: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., 2001.

Ulrich, Larry. BIG SUR TO BIG BASIN: CALIFORNIA’S DRAMATIC CENTRAL COAST. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.



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