California's Central Coast

It's a gorgeous place. It seduced Henry Miller, lured in Jack Kerouac, and has bewitched generations of travelers with its dangerously beautiful foggy coastal cliffs and its rugged canyons brimming with towering red and green redwood forests. Stephanie and I go there from time to time to hike and unwind; we enjoyed camping there last weekend to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. The old cliché "pictures can't convey the beauty..." applies to Big Sur.

 Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

 Pfeiffer Beach

Pfeiffer Beach

 Sunset in the ubiquitous fog

Sunset in the ubiquitous fog

 McWay Falls

McWay Falls

 Oh no you didn't...

Oh no you didn't...

 Infinite elephant seals

Infinite elephant seals

 That rock has been dealing with this for a thousand years.

That rock has been dealing with this for a thousand years.

 Yes, I took a picture of my camera taking a picture. Who knows how far down the rabbit hole goes?

Yes, I took a picture of my camera taking a picture. Who knows how far down the rabbit hole goes?

 Good fences make good neighbors?

Good fences make good neighbors?

 Pfeiffer Arch

Pfeiffer Arch