We are planning to drive back to our home in Eugene, up Hwy 1, through Big Sur, which we are familiar with - but we need help for the section between Muir Beach and beyond. Are we foolish to try and do this in the middle of February? In the past we have just taken 101 all the way, and this time we'd love to be able to go along the coast at least until Mendocino. How long would that trip take? (Muir Beach to Mendocino?) Where is the best place to cut back to 101? Any suggestions on places to stay? The Pelican Inn in Muir Beach sounds fun!