Trip Report: The Waves & Mountains of Big Sur, California

Trip Report:  The Waves & Mountains of Big Sur, California
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We went down to Big Sur, California last week with dreams of big waves, epic camping, and new experiences. The drive down legendary Highway 1 was gorgeous. Far enough south, there is no flat land. 2,000-foot mountain faces dump directly into calm seas below. Fog fluttered up and down the towering mountain masses. Sunshine turned the coastal waters an azure blue. Dwanis FTW! image: snowbrainsApre ski, I mean, surf…. image: snowbrainsThe waves were small, mellow, and mushy the first day and we had a blast on them. We surfed, went to an amazing clifftop restaurant up the road for lunch, then surfed again. The 2nd surf was a touch bigger and a bit more fun. Surf beach. image: snowbrainsWe then voyaged up the mountain via a rugged dirt road. The road was wild in spots with ankle-deep dust, ruts, and tight narrows. We ended up on a ridgetop with 360º views and an ocean vista to kill for… We camped atop a small hilltop with views of th.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains

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