The waters of Arroyo de los Chinos flow through a rocky willow-lined channel.
The northernmost beach on the Hearst coast does not have a name, but it does have a driftwood bench.
Supervising state parks Ranger Leander Tamoria, left, and environmental scientist Brian Barandon open a locked cattle gate to access the northernmost stretch of the Hearst coast.
At the northern end of the newly opened Hearst Ranch coast, wisps of clouds tickle the Santa Lucia Range as it rises from the sea.
The purpose of the abandoned cables rusting above the tide pools near Arroyo de los Chinos continues to puzzle park rangers today.