Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big Sur, 11/24-11/25

Spent Thanksgiving in Big Sur and Monterey.
Spotted lots of mushrooms this trip.

McWay Falls on a cloudy and rainy day.

Limekiln State Park

Limekiln Falls

Sand Dollar Beach

The next day the weather improved for our visit to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

Pfeiffer Falls

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Palomarin, Alamere Falls, 11/12/11

9:30am - 5:00pm. 11 mile out-and-back/loop: Palomarin Parking Lot, Coast Trail, unmaintained trail to Alamere Falls, scramble down to beach, beach walk toward Wildcat Camp, Ocean Lake Loop, Coast Trail.

The upper falls

Getting down was a challenge. Sharp pieces of loose rock chunks down a steep grade, with the occasional rock breaking off from the cliff. Those two birds were up to no-good!

The lower falls

Mushrooms along Ocean Lake Loop

Baby mushrooms!