Posts Tagged ‘camping’
While the world wondered if we’d been swallowed by the Mexicali earthquake, we were way out on the point of the birthing channel trying to hear whales over the wind in the Laguna Ojo de Liebre, the only souls, other than the whales, for miles. It was muy good to go atavistic.
Corrizo Plain is splendid piece of lost CA a few hours out of town. You head out over the Grapevine and then go left up into the hills. Spring is aflame right now in the gentle yet prehistoric landscape. Underfoot is the San Andreas fault, so bigger things are constantly promised against the calming scenery. You bush camp in at midnight and wake to dawn that restores all that is animal in you. Then the day proceeds with adventures heaped upon themselves. You leave finally out one of the most lovely CA drives down HWY 58 through the top of the Los Padres Forest, through Santa Margarita cowboy town, to the coast at San Luis Obisbo and the hot springs at Avila Beach. Dig the whole photoshow of our trip here.