History

The Mission San Miguel Archangel

It is 104˚ in San Miguel. I have stopped at this small outpost in the Salinas Valley after picking up a load of fence panels for the ranch at the […]

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 […]

Beaches

Water, woods and wrocks

This state park is closed due to damage from fire and winter rains. Check the park website for the latest information. Limekiln State Park was one of the state parks […]

Beaches

Two for One

This state park is closed due to damage from fire and winter rains. Check the park website for the latest information. We were about 6 miles south of Nepenthe on […]

History

Mission: The Sequel

We didn’t plan on making back-to-back mission trips, but Susie and I had to swing by LA Hearne in King City for some ranch supplies and decided to travel about […]

History

The Mission

I try and limit my posts to our trudging about in the great outdoors around Monterey and central California, but occasionally we find some great indoors to visit and write […]

Beaches

Classic Coast, Right Next Door

Point Lobos State Preserve is always our first stop when guests come into town; it’s a close-by, crash course on the coastal ecosystems that puts you face to face with […]