McWay Rocks, Big Sur, California
The Story: This iconic spot along California State Route 1 is known as McWay Rocks. The namesake of coastal boulders lies with Christopher McWay who settled on the land in 1870 giving the spot the name Saddle Rock Ranch. In 1924, US Congressman Lathrop Brown and his wife purchased the land and built a larger home. In 1961, the congressman’s wife, Helene Hooper Brown donated the land to the state stipulating that the area should be named in honor of her friend Julia Pfeiffer Burns. Now, this spot along the California coast remains a popular spot for photographers and tourists. On this day, the encroaching fog indicates the presence of a cold-water upwelling bringing nutrients to the coastal wildlife.
Sublocation: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
City, State: Big Sur, California
$75.00 – $440.00
12" x 18", 20" x 30", 30" x 45"
Framed Giclee Canvas, Metal, Photo Paper
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