Ghost of Pt. Lobos
Pont Lobos State Park is at the Northern end of the Big Sur Coast, just south of Carmel. Like most "points" that jut into the Pacific Ocean, it is windswept and fog-swept and rugged. Many fine trails wind around through the park, giving you spectacular vistas as well as many varieties of flora and fauna and marine life.
This ghostly Cypress tree, long bereft of greenery, overlooks a rocky cove that was probably frequented by smugglers during Prohibition, bringing their goods to Monterey, and possibly from there to San Francisco, from their secret stills in the mountains to the south.
Point Lobos is one of those places of magic and mystery that is well worth a dawn-to-dusk day, with several rolls of film.