Tag Archives: Monterey

California coastal road-trippin’ offers fall delights

Big Sur or North California coastal road-trippin’ offers fall delights Fall road-tripping along the California coast; weather is often beautiful, summer crowds are gone, the ocean, rugged coast and adventure beckons. Here are two suggested road-trips, one south, one north of San Joaquin County. Each includes a one-way drive of three-plus hours, so, best to […]

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Fort Ord National Monument and Elkhorn Slough add excitement to Monterey visit!

Monterey offers treasure trove of adventure destinations, with Fort Ord backcountry and Elkhorn Slough! Headed to the Monterey area? Hikers, bicyclists, mountain bikers, kayakers or campers will find two adventure destinations within 2.5 hours of San Joaquin County, in Fort Ord National Monument and Elkhorn Slough, each adjacent to Monterey, CA. Fort Ord National Monument […]

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Fort Ord National Monument; spectacular reuse of the old World War I and II Army base!

If you are a hiker, bicyclist, mountain biker or camper, one of your best destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County is the Fort Ord National Monument, located between Salinas and Monterey, CA. And with those two nearby towns – you have a host of additional options to make your trip an overnighter, or […]

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Elephant seals, Big Sur and wild California coast

Old friend and wonderful photographer Chuck Higgs passed along a few photos, and reminds us all what a great time of the year this is to see Elephant Seals and the California coast, from Monterey south towards San Simeon. Chuck and a friend recently found Elephant Seals at Ana Nuevo State Beach, just south of […]

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Big Sur; elephant seals, sea otters, wild coast and Hearst Castle!

Two male Elephant Seals joust for supremacy on beach just north of San Simeon! The iconic Bixby Bridge on Hwy. 1, constructed in 1932. Ragged Point Resort, with restaurant, motel and cabins – and flowers in full bloom in early April! McWay Bay, and McWay Waterfall, in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Big Sur coast […]

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