A few weeks ago a buddy and I went down to Big Sur. It’s the first time I have ever been there, and I must say, it is quite beautiful!
Even though the scenery was spectacular, the elements were agains us on our camping trip. First of all we made the horrible decision to go during Labor Day without a camp reservation. We ended up driving up some random mountain until we found a place to put our tents down. Then I realized I had grabbed my tents wind cover instead of my actual tent, so it was sleeping on dirt for me. The next morning we woke early and wanted to get night scape shot’s of McWay Falls, but clouds prevented any such shots. The forecast said clear, but that was not the case. Then my buddy’s camera started acting up and we were both exhausted, so we decided to call it.
Not all trips are as planned, but I guess you gotta have the bad to enjoy the good? But, then again, a “bad” trip to Big Sur, isn’t so bad after all.
I haven’t been out hiking or camping much lately. I have been pretty busy with school and a new part time job. Luckily, I was able to get out last weekend with the Gaston brother’s and we camped out on one of the coldest nights here in California (not that cold compared to most of the country)of the year. I think the temperature was down to around 20-26 degrees Fahrenheit. The hike was great, the camping, even better. We all stayed relatively warm in our tents as we slept on a bed of pine leaves. It was a much needed short excursion, which brought back a few good shots.
On Saturday August 3rd, I left for Alturas, California to visit a friend for ten days. Alturas is tucked into the top right corner of California. This small 2.5 square mile town is 45 minutes from both the Oregon and Nevada borders. It’s the kind of town where everybody knows everybody, and wilderness is around every corner. Thanks to Matt and Amber for all the fun and their hospitality.
Yesterday I went out to Sunol Regional Wilderness, in Sunol, CA. This place is beautiful and filled with breathtaking landscapes, as well as all sorts of critters. I saw baby turkey, a bobcat, and all sorts of colorful birds. Great place to hike for a day!