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Saturday Hike - Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Let's hike to the waterfall in the redwoods!

Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA



This park is somewhere in the south peninsula. There are pretty waterfall pictures on Instagram.

Flowers and a view

Wildflowers on Sweeney Ridge

Pacifica Pier

On stilts in the ocean

We went to the pier at Pacifica and I got pooped on by a seagull while I was trying to take a picture of the ocean.


Shadows and Silhouettes

Point Reyes

Across from the expedition marker is another monument. It has a cylinder on top with markers of the various landmarks in the vicinity. The monument is inscribed:
"In memory of Carl Patrick McCarthy whose dedicated efforts for national recognition of the Portola expedition's discovery of San Francisco Bay in 1769 included personally bringing 11,863 visitors to this discovery site and presenting the expedition's history in pictures to 9343 between 1966 and his death October 15, 1981."

Portola Expedition Discovery

In 1769, Gaspar de PortolĂ  and his expedition party discovered the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay. They had been traveling north from San Diego in search of Monterey Bay, but they missed it because they were looking for something more significant. PortolĂ  ended his voyage here and named the bay after St Francis. The expedition was the first recorded European exploration of California.

California Poppys

State Flower - Eschscholzia californica