Posted by pchwygal (22.214.171.124) on June 26, 2003 at 13:59:38:
In Reply to: Re: 17 mile drive direction posted by toan Nguyen on June 26, 2003 at 04:35:20:
From San Jose, you would drive to several gates
that you can use. One of the gates is in Carmel off N. San Antonio), another one is in Morse, off Rte. 68. The gate in Pacific Grove is Off Sunset Dr. and the one in Country Club off Congress Ave. in Pacific Grove. Your entrance fee includes a guide map with numbered stops, and there are plenty of directional signs.
You'll start on the inland portion of the route. Drive about a mile from the Rte. 1 Gate to the Shepherd's Knoll Vista Point to see the long, white arc of Monterey Bay. Now the road climbs to Huckleberry Hill, where you look over the Monterey Peninsula, a vast projection of the Santa Lucia Range. After threading your way downhill among luxury houses in a forest of Monterey and bishop pines, you pass a golf resort and reach the coast at Spanish Bay. At this spot Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolá camped in 1769 while trying to find Monterey Bay; today you can picnic on the white-sand beach.
Continue to Point Joe, where the sea surges perpetually due to submerged rocks (although one theory says that ocean currents collide here). The area is a graveyard of ships that mistook Point Joe for the entrance to Monterey Bay.
To see tide pools, drive on to the 3-mile Coastal Bluff Walking Trail. Farther ahead, your nose will know when you're near Seal and Bird Rocks, the home of countless squealing gulls and cormorants. The barks of hundreds of harbor seals and California sea lions also fill the air. (Bring binoculars.) Continue to Fanshell Beach, a white crescent where harbor seals bear their pups each spring.
You get the drive's best view of the Pacific coastline from the Cypress Point Lookout; the view sometimes stretches 20 miles down the coast to the Point Sur Lighthouse. Continue another mile along the drive to 13-acre Crocker Grove, a wildlife preserve with the oldest and largest Monterey cypress. The next stop is the wind-ravaged Lone Cypress, venerable symbol of the Monterey coast, on its rocky knob. The road then loops out to Pescadero Point, the northern tip of Carmel Bay, then passes the famous Pebble Beach golf resort opened in 1919.
After the golf resort, you can conclude your drive at the Carmel Gate or farther along, back at the Rte. 1 Gate.
Here's the direction from Mapquest from San Jos, Ca. 95121 to Pacific Grove, off Sunset Drive, I am using this address which are the closest to 17 Miles Drive Gate:
2032-2061 SUNSET DR
PACIFIC GROVE, CA
Since the 17 Miles Drive is a Loop, you will drive around and you can get back to where you start and you can just get back on the Freeway using the same map but reversing the direction. Have FUN!
1: Start out going Northeast on SUGARCREEK CT toward SUGARCREEK DR. 0.03 miles
2: Turn RIGHT onto SUGARCREEK DR. 0.05 miles
3: Turn LEFT onto MARSH MANOR WAY. 0.03 miles
4: Turn RIGHT onto SILVER CREEK RD. 0.45 miles
5: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto YERBA BUENA RD. 0.57 miles
6: Merge onto US-101 S via the ramp- on the left- toward LOS ANGELES. 44.41 miles
7: Merge onto CA-156 W toward MONTEREY PENINSULA. 6.38 miles
8: CA-156 W becomes CA-1 S. 15.46 miles
9: Take the CA-68 W exit toward PACIFIC GROVE/ PEBBLE BEACH. 0.25 miles
10: Turn RIGHT onto CA-68/ PACIFIC GROVE CARMEL RD/ HOLMAN HWY. Continue to follow CA-68 (Portions toll). 3.10 miles
11: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto SUNSET DR/ CA-68. 0.08 miles
Total Estimated Time: Total Distance: 70.81 miles 1 hour, 23 minutes
: : Hi,
: : I'm planning for 17 mile drive trip From , san jose, ca -95121.
: : What would be my Initial Destination ??
: : Can you tell me the address / the yahoo direction to that address ??
: : After that what's the Route for 17 mile drive ??
: : How do I come back ??
: : Your help will be very much appreciated .
: : DT
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