Friday, December 7, 2018

Junipero Serra Peak

The peak is also sometimes called Pimkolam, its ancient Salinan name.

From: Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

California’s Little-Known Genocide

Peter Hardenman Burnett, the state’s first governor, saw indigenous Californians as lazy, savage and dangerous. Though he acknowledged that white settlers were taking their territory and bringing disease, he felt that it was the inevitable outcome of the meeting of two races.
“That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected,” he told legislators in the second state of the stateaddress in 1851. “While we cannot anticipate this result but with painful regret, the inevitable destiny of the race is beyond the power or wisdom of man to avert.”


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In the Rumsien language, it’s called a kónon

The boat’s structure is built out of five tightly wrapped bundles of tule reeds.

From Monterey County Weekly

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Impact of California History on Native Tribes

 Americans illegally immigrated to California when it was under Mexican control, during the Gold Rush. They tried to wipe out the Natives, in a series of mass murders where anywhere from 30–400 men, women and children would be killed at a time. The California government set up a formal campaign of genocide, paying 25 cents for every severed head of a Native person.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Snowcapped Mountains Tuesday Morning

The Santa Lucia Range, Mount Toro and Fremont Peak were coated with snow. Several inches were present on some of the peaks above Carmel Valley.

From: Vern Fisher - Monterey Herald

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Santa Lucia Mountains

The Santa Lucia Mountains were dusted in snow on Feb. 19, 2018

From: SFGate

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Steelhead can remain at sea for up to three years

Steelhead may spend from 1 to 3 years in freshwater before migrating to the Carmel Lagoon and then into the ocean to feed and mature. They can remain at sea for up to three years before returning to the river of their birth.

The Carmel River is home to Steelhead trout

The Carmel River is home to Steelhead trout. Hatched in gravel bottoms, these fish need fast-flowing, well-oxygenated water to live and grow. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Dam Removal Update December 2017

"Some of the findings currently being analyzed are a bit disconcerting. Scattered boulders and buildup of sediment can be found downstream, creating three shallow channels and a wide wetted area. Widening and shallowing from sediment fill jeopardizes channel stability, resulting in the increased likelihood of channel movement and flooding during high flows."
From: Carmel River News (CRWC)