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After summer's wildfire and winter's heavy rains, five coastal parks in the Big Sur area remain closed indefinitely

After summer's wildfire and winter's heavy rains, five coastal parks in the Big Sur area remain closed indefinitely

If your spring break plans include hiking in the Big Sur area, it’s time to activate plan B. California state parks in the area received a double whammy in the past eight months that have kept popular coastal sites closed.

More than 130,000 acres around Big Sur were scorched by the Soberanes fire that burned from July to October last year. Heavy rains in February brought flooding and slides to the burn area, compounding the damage.

Some parks are closed indefinitely because of the fire, flooding or both.

Andrew Molera, Limekiln,

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