Cali Lovin’: Bixby Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Shark Fin Cove

This is my last entry on our Central – Northern California roadtrip. In addition to Pinnacles and Point Lobos, we had a few other mini trips. I don’t have too much to write about them, so please enjoy some photos!

Dennis the Menace Park

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1924 Southern Pacific Steam Engine – super cool to look at! If only we can climb on it…

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Cali Lovin’: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

After leaving Pinnacles National Park, we headed towards Point Lobos.

Point Lobos (located in Monterey County) is an excellent place for nature lovers who want to relax with a nice stroll. The trails are mostly flat and easy to walk. They also have trails which are ADA accessible. As it is by the water, it was much cooler than Pinnacles, even a bit chilly at times.

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A mini-beach to frolic in at the reserve.

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Cali Lovin’: Pinnacles National Park

Over the Fourth of July weekend, my friends and I explored some of the lovely nature that California had to offer.

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Bear Gulch Reservoir

The first stop on our trip was to Pinnacles National Park. Pinnacles National Park is one of the less well-known national parks located in Central California. It was established as a national monument by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1908 and signed into law as a national park by President Obama in 2013. It is also known for its efforts to protect and conserve the California condor population, although we sadly didn’t spot one.  Continue reading