Montana de Oro SP 2019

While in the midst of unpacking from my trip to the MK and readjusting, a friend of mine invited me to come on up for a visit and go out for some hiking. Well, my hiking boots dry from the Gataga, why not! I drove on up and got my first exposure to Montana de Oro State Park. I'd never heard of this place before, but my friend had been going there since he was a kid. Tucked away off of Morro Bay, it is a really pretty area. Though the marine layer was thick, I could easily see canyons reaching off into the fog that beckon to lead to pretty places. There are pack trails; oh if only I had horses, what fun trails those could be. We went into the Point Bouchon trail along the coast, which was wonderufl. There were all kinds of arches and sea caves that hnoestly reminded me a lot of Santa Cruz Island. A sinkhole had formed where the ocean had eroded through the limestone sea wall and taken out the soft earth behind it. Jagged rocks and arches offshore were home to large comorant colonies. And pretty flowers, a blue heron, what a fun little place. I look at the maps and can see wild places back here in this treasured little gem. Though I only got a taste, I'm sure I'll be back to visit much more in the future.

The Photographs

Picutres were from the a900 system with the 24-70 and 70-400 lenses.

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