Exploring the Big Sur Coast and California Condors
Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
18Trip End Jun 25, 2008
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On our coastal hike, we also got to see 2 mother sea otters with their babies laying on their mothers' chests. they were so cute. There are only 3000 sea otters left in California's waters, so to see two moms and their babies was fabulous!! Ross said that it was his best animal spotting day ever!!! We hiked to a passage tat the early gold rush suppliers had dynamited through a mountain so that they could get felled redwoods and limestone to the ocean to be shipped to California. You could still see the remnants of the pulleys that had erected for lowering the goods into row boats to be taken to ships bound for San Francisco. we also got to see a waterfall that falls into the sea. very neat.
We later hiked through redwood forests. they were amazing!! Coastal redwoods grow very tall; they don't have the girth of the ones at Yosemite, but they are gorgeous, and the redwood forests are green and so lush. While the boys and I hiked around a bit, Ross laid out an amazing picnic for use-complete wit wine from Cambria-lovely-and he was such a neat guy-a rock climber, kayaker and biker-he was so interesting to talk to and really knew what he was talking about
After bidding Ross farewell, we headed back to the yert for some rest and dinner. Dinner there is unique. There are really no restaurants around there, so the chef at Treebones fixes different things for dinner-they post the menu at 4:30 and you ell them what you want and when you want it. Since we were tired from the hike, we decided a hot meal would be great, so we ordered lasagna and steak. We moseyed over to the lodge at 7:30 and we ate (with the owners' beagle looking on) fabulous meal while overlooking the Pacific coast with a warm fire crackling in the fireplace. It was one of the most relaxing evenings I have ever spent. The boys and I agreed that Treebones is one of the most wonderful places that we have ever visited.
Full and happy, we toddle off to our yurt, and snuggle once again to into our nice warm beds to dream about condors, pounding waves and the blue green water frosted with white crests they create as they crash against the black rocks of the coast, and great trees.