Arroyo Seco is a good recreational area for the towns of Southern
County. Los Padres National Forest runs through sections of the hills
US101 from near Soledad to the mountains north of Ventura. G16 and
G17 through here are fast and wide. G16 has a narrow bridge (if I
right) west of G17.
This is on G17, Arroyo Seco Road, west of Hudson Road. The tree
to the right is near 101 and Hudson Rd. The Pinnacles are on the
left horizon. The hills to the center and right are the foothills
US101 and 25. G13 goes through them. The haze obscured mountains behind
lie in Fresno and San Benito Counties.
This is on G16, named Arroyo Seco Road through here.
The two large peaks are Junipero Serra (to the right, Elevation 5862') and Pinyon Peak (to the center, Elevation 5264'). Its surprising that the mountains this close to the ocean can be this high. G16 ends in Carmel, just south of Monterey.
A good view of the peaks in the National Forest and Highway 1 with Lucia area are about twenty miles west of here.
Seco in the Los Padres National Forest
G17 and G16 East in Monterey County back to US101
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