Below is a video of the Big Sur River and the related wetness of the Ventana Wilderness. I recorded this while on a solo overnight backpacking trip from Highway 1 Big Sur Station into Sykes Hot Springs.
Hike Description: Pine Ridge Trail to Skyes Hot Springs (10 miles each way)
Most people only visit Sykes Hot Springs in Ventana wilderness. Thankfully, ticks, river crossings, poison oak and washed out trails maintain the vacancy of the remainder of the wilderness. My favorite time of year to visit this are is spring when the hills are verdant and wildflowers are busting out.