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Pebble Beach in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cypress Point Lookout

Do you see snow or trees?

 
 
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By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
1. Cypress Point Lookout Marker
Inscription. In 1542, the explorer Cabrillo called this point of land Cabo de Nieve - Cape Snow- to describe the white landscapes before him. No one's sure what he saw. In 1774, Tomás de la Peña, a missionary, gave this western-most point on the Monterey Peninsula the name. La Punta de cipreses, or Cypress Point. The name stuck and became official in 1967.

Surrounding you are the majestic trees for which Cypress Point was named. During Cabrillo's time this species was near extinction. It occurs naturally in only two places - from here to Pescadero Point (four stops to the south) and at Point Lobos (south of Carmel). Today, Monterey cypress have been planted worldwide, usually near coastlines.
 
Location. 36° 34.616′ N, 121° 58.485′ W. Marker is in Pebble Beach, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Sunset Point, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This is located along the 17 Mile Drive off of Sunset Point Drive in a parking lot next to chainlink fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sunset Point, Pebble Beach CA 93953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lone Cypress (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rocks and fog spell disaster (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sam Morse
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By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
2. Cypress Point Lookout Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Balance Lost and Found Again (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pebble Beach.
 
Categories. ExplorationHorticulture & Forestry
 
Cypress Point Lookout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
3. Cypress Point Lookout Marker
Cabrillo may have seen snow when he sailed past this point in October of 1542. At that time the world's climate was colder than it is today.
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By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
4. Cypress Point Lookout Marker
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By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
5. Cypress Point Lookout Marker
Cypress Point Lookout native image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
6. Cypress Point Lookout native
Crocker Grove Ancient Cypress Trees image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 7, 2015
7. Crocker Grove Ancient Cypress Trees
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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