Then it was on to the trail furthest south where you take these very steep steps down...
All the way to a gorgeous beach--China Cove
Our final hike was Cypress Grove Trail
Monterey Cypress trees are rare and only grow in this location (something about the combination of the soil, weather and sea air). These magnificent trees grow over 70 feet and live as long as 300 years.
Stay tuned for day 3--when the sun finally came out and we did more hiking, including my kind of urban hiking...through an antique mall!