Morro Rock

Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock, once called the "Gibraltar of the Pacific", is the dominant landmark of the San Luis Obispo city of Morro Bay, as well as the bay after which the city gets its name. The rock is a remnant from volcanos that dotted the western part of San Luis Obispo County long ago. Along California 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, there are eight other major volcanic hills. Collectively those eight hills and Morro Rock are known as The Nine Sisters of San Luis Obispo County. This photo was taken on a clear, windy day in late November 2006.