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Chalk Peak Fire Threat Looms Over Big Sur Monastery

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The Chalk Fire that has burned over 16,000 acres between the Plaskett and Eselan on the south Big Sur Coast. Smack in the path is the Camaldoli Hermitage. The Hermitage is home to 25 monks who live peacefully on the property 1,300 feet above the ocean. The Hermitage has burned once in its 47 year […]

Big Sur Artist, Big Sur Kate

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I’ve covered the Chalk Fire but mostly by following the continuous updates by Kate in Big Sur on her blog. Photo by Big Sur Kate; posted with permission The image above offers a look at a rare phenomenon. A low ceiling fog is hugging the Big Sur coast with smoke from the Chalk Peak Fire […]

Chalk Peak Fire, South Big Sur Community Response

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Big Sur Kate continues to report on the Chalk Fire. She is on top of the fire (literally) and her coverage is providing vital information for her community. This is real life stuff folks, read it here! Note too how the affected residents are using gel to protect homes and out buildings. Update: 9/30/08 8:00pmThe […]

Chalk Peak Fire

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The Chalk Peak Fire is burning in the Los Padres National Forest. The fire started last night and has burned an estimated 600 acres. Big Sur Kate, who lives in the area is blogging the incident from her mountain top home. Read Kate’s blog here. In this RAMSDIS Sat. Image you can see smoke from […]