Cypress Point Lookout

Cypress Point Lookout (HM1KRV)

Location: Del Monte Forest, CA 93953 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 34.616', W 121° 58.485'

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Do you see snow or trees?

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.
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Date Added Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 591727 N 4048430
Decimal Degrees36.57693333, -121.97475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 34.616', W 121° 58.485'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 34' 36.96" N, 121° 58' 29.1" W
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Area Code(s)831
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sunset Point, Del Monte Forest CA 93953, US
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