Huntington Beach, CA
Yesterday the three of us (John, Pam, and Jessica) drove about ten miles south on the Pacific Coast Highway to do some hiking at Crystal Cove State Park. The park is located along the ocean between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. The Crystal Cove has a total of 17 different hiking trails that branch off of 3 centralized routes. We chose a circular hike that would take us up to the highest point in the park for a great view of the ocean.
After a short area of flat hiking, the trail turned steep as we moved inland.
But we climbed the hills with smiles on our faces (most of the time).
After a hike of about five miles, we came to a primitive camping area with picnic tables. The tables, plus the view, provided a great place to enjoy lunch.
We had a great hike on a beautiful, clear, cool California day! Soon Jessica heads east back to cold, snowy Pennsylvania. We will then head east to spend two weeks in the desert at Anza Borrego State Park. More on that later . . .