Big Basin, Big Trees

Big Basin, Big Trees

The big trees can be hazardous… I spent so much time looking up instead of at the trail beneath my feet that I stumbled at least 15 times on the ten miles of trails we hiked through Big Basin Redwoods State Park. But you can’t help yourself. As the trails put you...
McWaaaay (lotta people) Falls

McWaaaay (lotta people) Falls

Note: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (where McWay Falls is located) is open, but the trails on the east side of Hwy 1 are closed until further notice because of the 2016 Soberanes Fire. You can updated information about all Big Sur area parks along Hwy 1 here. “We’ve...
Water, woods and wrocks

Water, woods and wrocks

Limekiln State Park was one of the state parks on Highway 1 we hadn’t seen yet, so Susie and I packed ourselves and a cooler into the trusty Element, left the chihuahuas behind (to guard the ranch and bark at the clouds) and headed south on Highway 1. We passed all...
Wah-wahs in the Woods

Wah-wahs in the Woods

Nellie and Shiloh needed a vacation. At some point last winter I went to a snowshoeing class at the REI in Marina. I was the only person there, and Sierra, the instructor from REI, bless her heart, gave the talk anyway. I was still holding out hope for some real snow,...
Two for One

Two for One

Note: (July 2019) These trails are open on both sides of Hwy 1 (Partington Cove Trail and Tan Bark Trail), but many of the trails on the east side of Hwy 1 throughout Big Sur are closed because of the 2016 Sobreanes fire.  Check this link for the latest information on...

Big Sur, Big Trees

  Note: (January 2018) Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is open, but due to the 2016 Soberanes fire and extreme rain in the 2016-2017 winter, many trails remain closed. Check here for the latest information on all fo the Big Sur parks and trails. Pulling into Pfeiffer...