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Tom Goes to Point Lobos

So soon after my visit that we might have almost passed on highway 1, Tom Mangan also visited Point Lobos. Sounds like we’re on to something with the September visits to this park.

As for me, continuing my theme of visiting the shoreline, yesterday I spent a day at Point Reyes National Seashore. More on this soon, but a few comments now.

I’m almost embarrassed to say that this was actually my first visit to this Bay Area treasure. I’ve driven past the park before, but that’s it.

Doing a one-day up-and-back trip from the south SF Bay meant that I was up at 5:00, on the road shortly after that, and didn’t return until about 10:30 p.m.

For me at least, the appeal of this park is different than that of my beloved Sierra Nevada. Perhaps that is partly because the terrain and the flora are not so different from the hills around my home. But there are some places there that do get my attention. I hiked out to Arch Rock and sat there for alone for awhile. I visited the north shore on my way to Point Reyes itself, and the surf is astounding on these beaches facing the open Pacific to the north. At Point Reyes near the lighthouse at sunset, the wind was wild and the sky was spectacular.

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September 19, 2007 - Posted by | Commentary, Places

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