We were visiting Point Lobos, and looked up Gravity Gardens, and saw that it was only a mile away, so off we went.
The hardest thing about this place is finding it. On Highway 1, drive 7/10ths of a mile south of the Point Lobos State park entrance, and you will come to a cross road of Fern Canyon, with a gas station and art gallery on the left. Pull into the parking lot of the art gallery, and walk a few yards to the intersection of Fern Canyon and Highway 1. On your right will be a front yard with piles of stones. This is Gravity Gardens.
There is a placard on the tree closest to Highway 1 which identifies the place formally as Gravity Gardens.
Gravity Gardens consists of rock on rock balanced on top of one another. The most awesome example is a big 6,600 lb yellow rectangular rock balanced on its tip onto a flat yellow rock. There are other incredible examples of huge boulders stacked precariously atop of other rocks.
Unfortunately the proprietor was busy getting ready for a show, but said to go ahead and check out the place. No charge.
How does he stack up these monster rocks on top of each other? Well he uses a heavy duty pulley system, complete with chains and metal support poles. Absolutely incredible. I would have liked to have seen him hoist one of the monsters into position on top of the rocks.
Needless to say don't try leaning on any of the big boulders!. Nor, would you want to be here during an earth tremor!
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