Big Sur is one of my favorite places in the world. It has spectacular views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, gnarled windswept Cypress tress clinging to the cliffs, and deep valleys of Redwood forests. I got to backpacking there for a few days earlier this month.
This Point Lobos, a hiking spot right on the coast, where seals were sunning in weirdly emerald bays.
We hiked in Padres National Forest, right above Kirk Creek. It was a terrific time of year to go as the entire hillside was covered with wildflowers.
Our camp site was nestled in a redwood grove. Perfect spot to spend two nights.