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California road trip... big sur mud slide, is it worth going now

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ProfessorLayton1 Thu 01-Jun-17 21:35:10

We are planning to go to West Coast US road trip..
Highway 1 is closed and will remain closed for another year... is it worth going now or wait for another year?
Dd will be off to uni next year so this was supposed to be our special holiday and have been saving for this

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Hulababy Thu 01-Jun-17 21:40:15

How much of the highway is closed?

There will be routes around the closures I am sure, and you will still be able to get to the towns and resorts on the coast.

GrumpyOldBag Thu 01-Jun-17 21:41:23

Well you'll miss out on some of the coastal scenery, which is a shame.

Is it just closed at Big Sur? surely the whole road isn't shut?

But there are still loads of cool towns and places to visit along the coast that you'll be able to see.

We travelled south from Oregon as far as LA and it was a great trip.

ssd Thu 01-Jun-17 21:43:30

where is it closed?

we went from San Francisco to San Diego years ago, it was fab

ssd Thu 01-Jun-17 21:48:32

actually, I'd wait

ProfessorLayton1 Thu 01-Jun-17 22:08:29

Thanks everyone... I was trying to fit in so much in this trip.
If you look at my other thread you'd know and realise it is better to do the scenic drive when big sur opens again. I read it is a severe blow to the tourism on the coastal highway.

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