Big Sur


Big Sur is intriguing. Marked with history and landscapes where the mountains and the ocean meet, it’s beautiful all right.

We left a little before 8am with hardly any traffic. On the way we stopped in Carmel at  La Sala’s Bi-Rite Market for sandwiches. (Thanks, Yelp!)  Grab your bread first, take it to the counter, and choose your meat, and fixings. The employees were really friendly & nice. You can grab snacks, and drinks, too.

Back on the road like a kid in a candy store, we stopped at several locations of the freeway. The view was incredible and the fog was rolling off the mountains.

Big Sur, no wonder everyone loves you.

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Our destination was Julia Burns Pfieffer Park. We parked outside of the entrance and to our surprise, we were right outside of McWay Falls.

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We went through the entrance of the park and walked down to the falls. It’s breathtaking. With no public access to the beach its no wonder why it looks pristine.

Felt a little hungry so we ate our sandwiches with this view. (Sandwiches were great, would definitely recommend visiting La Sala’s!)

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In the 1900’s there was a house built here and this was view outside of the bedroom window. Talk about a million dollar view! Even cooler, she was a Mrs. Brown. 🙂

IMG_2356My best friend and I – she’s a silly one.

Further down there is another look out with a couple of benches to enjoy the view.

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Onward to the hike!
This trail has it all: clear water running through, and beautiful trees everywhere. We passed a couple spots with picnic tables and grills.

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The trail is paved with plenty of shade. It goes uphill with 1600 elevation gain so plenty of water and good socks + shoes are a must!

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In 2008 there was a wildfire leaving some of the trees with burnt markings, and hollow inside.

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Trees unveiling history. The texture is so beautiful.

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We had such a great time, and will definitely come back.

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Big Sur