Because of mud slides on Hwy 1, we were forced to take a detour. From the 101 north, (coming from LA), we exited Co Rd G18 and traveled west until we got to the 1 Hwy again. We felt like we discovered a hidden CA treasure on this small back road! Not only was it stunningly beautiful, but it was interesting because it is a military training base (spread out over many miles of countryside). We felt like we were on a huge movie set for 1 1/2 hours. We drove through countryside, forest, up over mountains, and then when we came out on the top of the mountain, we were greeted with STUNNING views of the ocean and Hwy 1.