(CNN) -- Big Sur is gorgeous country where people go to take in nature's beauty and be away from the trappings of the world.
Many people pay good money for the isolation of the retreats along this picturesque stretch of California coast.
While the remoteness is a gift, when bad weather hits, it can further isolate people there and create quite the test.
The Camaldolese Benedictine monks at the New Camaldoli Hermitage are being tested after weeks of rain have pushed damaging
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