Saturday, 3 January 2015

Montana de Oro, Environmental Campsite #2

This was our view, every morning, when we unzipped our tent and looked outside.

It is a bit of an effort to get there but well worth the time and energy. We reserved the space online for our trip in December. Made sure to arrive during daylight. Parking is down below with directions to hike up the hill and get to the campsite. 

No running water. But you get an outhouse and a picnic bench.

Parking space for the two campsites.
No one showed up for #1 so we had the mountain to ourselves.

Dropped my backpack on the table and stood out on the trail
to take photos as I spun around in a circle.

This is the trail that brought us up to our campsite.


Picnic table.

More woods.

We heard coyotes howl. We saw birds. We listened to the sound of waves slapping the coast below us.

We smiled and waved to 4 hikers over the course of 4 days --- very limited foot traffic.

But did see fresh hoof prints on the trail when we got back to our campsite each night.

The time of day brought new surprises.

Early morning spider webs.

Sun setting behind the trees.

Without the flash, our tent below….

…looked like this (even with a lantern on inside the tent!).

 Every morning, we saw the sun rise.

 And then we decided between oatmeal or soup for breakfast!

And hopped on the trail for another adventure.

Because down the hill, if you crossed the street, you would be on this path (I am looking back towards our campground mountain):

That would lead you to the Pacific Ocean.

With a view of Morro Rock in the distance!

Grab your gear and head on out….

1 comment:

  1. Oh how wonderful. I love the shot of the spider web. You two are quite the the winter no less!! Happy New Year!!! XXXXOOO