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Mugu Rock

PostPosted: May 19th, 2007, 11:37 pm
by Liv
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Mugu Rock is one of those legendary places on earth. You may not have realized it, but you've probably seen it a million times. Mugu Rock has been featured in countless television shows, movies, and most importantly those winding road car commercials where the vehicle gently glides up the rocky coastline, and passes by this huge rock. That rock, is Mugu.

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Mugu Rock is an interesting place. At one time the road, the infamous PCH or Pacific Coast Highway hugged the rocky Pacific Coast and actually separated the ocean from the mountains. Today, due to erosion and global warming, the original PCH road has been washed away and only small remnant's remain such as these:

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Today PCH cuts through the mountain. The hill separated by a huge "cut-through" excavation leave a giant rock that people come to feed birds from, have a moment of zen, or base jump, or whale watch. Mugu is a peaceful, and serene place unlike the busy cities minutes away.

The Mugu Rock often called Point Mugu, or just The Rock and is an Indian phrase meaning "Resting Place on the Beach". The area once apart of a naval base was also the main artery of transportation from the Los Angeles area to Ventura before the Conejo pass and the adjacent 101 Freeway was built. Mugu Rock's history is limited, however very much apart of local culture and legend. The Rock is located approximately in the city of Port Hueneme, and legend tells us the city and the rock are intertwined between fairy tale and fantasy.

The legend of Mugu Rock

Princess Hueneme (pronounced wy-NEE-mee) was a beautiful Indian girl with bad taste in men. As legend has it, her newlywed husband left her for an evil woman who cast a spell over him.

So broken-hearted was Princess Hueneme that she threw herself into the sea and turned into stone. She became Mugu Rock. Her now-repentant and distraught husband followed her into the sea. The seaweed encircling Mugu Rock is said to be the hair of the grief-stricken husband, destined to float around his beloved princess for eternity.

Re: Mugu Rock

PostPosted: November 27th, 2008, 9:06 pm
by The Rebber
"Due to erosion and Global Warming" give me a break, It was just erosion, how can you tie that to Global Warming.

Re: Mugu Rock

PostPosted: November 28th, 2008, 6:43 pm
by Liv
If California was more frozen... it would be harder to erode.