From the Guidebook:
An important mariner's navigational
landfall for over three hundred years, Morro Reef was
chronicled in the diaries of Portolá, Fr. Crespí,
and Costanso in 1769, when they camped near this area
on their trek to find Monterey. Sometimes called the 'Gibraltar
of the Pacific,' it is the last in the famous chain of
nine peaks that starts in the City of San Louis Obispo.