My vacation is turning out so well here in the US. I am currently in South Carolina traveling from Florida to Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York with some family members. But allow me to give you a rundown of my California experience. I took advantage of my driving trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco to check out some hiking destinations along the way. My good friend and musician Christine Mazur kept me company and lovingly shared her skills with the violin. She performed with me in San Francisco and LA.
Here is a list of “must see” places we’ve been to. I shall try to write separate blog posts for each location with more photos and videos of our hiking experience.
1. Muir Woods National Park (Mill Valley, CA) – part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It protects acres of old-growth giant redwoods.
2. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Big Sur, CA) – centered around the Big Sur River. It has been nicknamed a “mini Yosemite.”
3. Point Lobos (Carmel, CA) – contains a number of hiking trails, mainly next to the ocean, and some beaches. A site of historic marine reserve.
4. Pinnacles National Park (Paicines, CA) – a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California. The park’s namesakes are the eroded leftovers of the western half of an extinct volcano.