San Carpóforo Canyon
San Carpóforo Creek flows through San Carpóforo Canyon, and then into the ocean in a small bay just north of topographic Ragged Point. All of these features are located in the Big Sur region of California, and are named after Saint Carpophorus, an early Roman martyr.
In the early twentieth century, the canyon was nicknamed "Sankypoky" by the locals, that is in fact a variant of the Spanish name. Another variant was "San Carpojo" -tradition holds that someone at the Williams Ranch, which is situated at the mouth of the creek, could not pronounce "Carpóforo" and changed it to "Carpojo.”
- San Carpoforo Creek Trail
- California Coast Trails by J. Smeaton Chase
- VWA SAN CARPÓFORO TRAIL Trail Condition Report
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