Monterey County Points of Interest
The marker reads:On December 10, 1769, the Portola Crespi Expedition from Mexico erected a cross on this hill to signal its long-overdue supply ship San Jose. A message at the cross stated that they were suffering great privation and were returning to San Diego. The San Jose had been lost at sea.
Another Portolá-Crespi cross used to stand in Seaside.