The Landmark Project: CHL# 821

CHL# 821 MORRO ROCK

An important mariner’s navigational landfall for over three hundred years, Morro Reef was chronicled in the diaries of Portolá, Fr. Crespí, and Costanso in 1769, when they camped near this area on their trek to find Monterey. Sometimes called the ‘Gibraltar of the Pacific,’ it is the last in the famous chain of nine peaks that starts in the City of San Louis Obispo.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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