Point Lobos

Jeff and I have been talking about going to Point Lobos State Reserve for about … oh … a year now? Maybe even longer than that. The park is only about 30 minutes from here, right off the coast in Carmel. Well, we finally went a couple weekends ago! It was a nice day in Salinas – sunny, not too hot. Of course when we drove out to the coast, it was foggy and pretty darn cold for a summer day in June. Can you believe the the entrance fee was $10.00! Dang! I’m all for supporting the California State Parks but come on, can we at least get a locals discount or something? Anyway, we hiked a short loop trail and stopped by Hidden Beach. Here are some pictures from the day:

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I love where the water has that turquoise-blue color.

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There was a weird tree that was all flat and angled like a wall. We thought it looked like one of those things you stick your head in at the fair. Picture time! I’m standing in front of some trees covered by orange moss!

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Here’s a closer look at the orange moss.

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There are a lot of flowers blooming this time of year. Not sure what this weed-like thing is here, but it isn’t it neat looking?

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Can you spot the bird in the photo to the left? I love all the colors and textures that live on the side of this cliff.

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I don’t remember taking this picture of the tree/bark. But i like how it came out. And finally – this picture of Jeff. He plucked a weed from the ground and stuck it in his hat. He says his Dad used to do this a lot. It reminds me of something from that movie A Bug’s Life. I’m not sure what he’s looking for…

We hope to do some more hiking this summer! I wanted to go to Big Sur – hopefully there is something left after the “Big Sur Basin Complex Fire” is put out. It’s only 3% contained!

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Comments ( 2 )

i love pt lobos!! it’s so beautiful!

christina  |  Jun 30, 2008 at 7:10 am

Everyone knows you’re supposed to park on the side of the freeway and hike in, silly! lol looks like you had a good time. Beautiful pics!

Victoria  |  Jul 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm

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