We had a great weekend hanging with a few of my college buddies and their families, camping in Central California. I had convinced Lou Doo to stay for the week to join us camping after seeing Real Madrid vs Inter Milan the weekend before. We had a pretty full week, which involved a night mtn bike ride with Toro, Funk & Metres; a kayak/SUP commute into the city; having Mendelson over one night, and Fred over for the day one day.
As I hadn't seen Pat for such a long time, I made reservations for Montana de Oro, which is between LA and SF. I had also heard that this was a nice spot from a few friends familiar with the area. The drive could've gone a bit smoother (as we hit a bit of traffic, and with the stops it took close to 5 hours...) But, I got to go mountain biking both mornings, take off on an awesome trail run with Pat, beach time with everyone, and chill time at camp. We definitely need more time here... next time...
some pics below:
|Nikko flirting with Pat.|
|Seth with his arms full|
|Jules on the slackline|
|That's a handy little bin!|
|Nikko wants in on the bin...|
|At Spooner's Cove near by... if you camp at Env sites 1 or 2, or the normal sites, you can just walk here...|
|Kai going for it...|
|Fun beach day!|
Next time, I'd like to.....
- Prevent Kai from breaking his arm...
- Leave Thur evening, so I can enjoy Fri, Sat & Sun...
- Maybe get an AirBnB place near by?
- Los Osos, Morro Bay, Cambria, Cayucos?
- Or explore a different state park
- Morro Bay State Park - 2 group sites - 100$/night - doesn't seem like a good spot to camp...
- San Simeon SP?
- Camp at either Env camp 3 or 4 (7 mo in advance), or the normal campground (not too far in advance), then you could just walk to spooner's cove.
- Explore a bit more of the area... check out the other coves, beaches
- Carolina Cove, Quarry Cove, etc...
- take a kayak or SUP to explore
- kayak fishing? We saw a ton of folks fishing and catching lingcod, snapper, etc... that looked awesome
- diving for sea urchins? mussels? clam bake?
- do a bit more mountain biking.
- Something like this loop
- Get this trail map
- Just remember to avoid bloody nose & hiedra trail... too sandy
- other links