Where It All Began: Limekiln Creek by Robert Glenn Ketchum
In 1967, I discovered Limekiln Creek on the Big Sur Coast in California. Among those redwoods, I had an epiphany as a young artist. As a photographer, most of the skills I would use, I would learn there. Many years later in a mature career, I helped the American Land Conservancy acquire this property for the California State Park system. This is the story of a very personal place.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Where It All Began: Limekiln Creek, #22
Where It All Began: Limekiln Creek, #22: Out of curiosity and over many visits, my friends and I explored all the canyons/streams as they narrowed and climbed ever higher into the Nacimiento meadows of the Big Sur coastal range. Often in the summer, a dense, wet fog would hug the coast and enshroud the canyon and trees making them drip like it was raining. If this lasted most of the day, we abandoned the forest by hiking up through it to the headwaters in the meadows above. At the elevation of the meadows you were above the fog line, often in blazing sunshine. If you study this image, you can see the tip-tops of big redwoods that are emerging from that dark narrow crack of a canyon. That canyon is Limekiln, and REALLY steep, narrow, and rugged at this point. The meadows are also VERY STEEP, but really sunny and a great place to eat, libate, get naked, and party - do pay attention to the poison oak, however.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2016, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd, #LittleBearProd, ALC (@american_land), Monterey Pop Festival (@MontereyPopFest)_______________________________________________________