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We’ll be hiking to the euphoric heights.

October 24, 2012

Every year in the spring time, right when the weather begins to change, everyone in the Central Valley starts to feel the pull of the coast (I realize we are currently heading into fall, but a girl can dream and reminisce, right?)

After a chilly winter and a rainy season, regardless of how short it sometimes seems, it just feels good to strap on some walking shoes and enjoy some scenery. Luckily, every year, as Easter rolls around, my lovely friend Lauren and her family invite me on their Easter hike. (You may remember this post from the Pinnacles, one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in California). This year, when Lauren said we were going to Monterey, I knew we were in for a treat.

We spent the morning hiking through Jacks Peak, which provided sweeping views of the surrounding hills, the ocean and of the large beachfront town, where anyone would be lucky to live.

The hike was not too strenuous and in typical Lauren and Maggie style, we stopped at every possible opportunity to take a photo.

Lauren’s mom even brought her special hiking shoes and proceeded to taunt me with them, knowing how much I hate things between my toes.

We even met some friendly little creatures along the way. Lauren and I got mildly (OK majorly) obsessed with a caterpillar we found on the picnic table where we had a picnic.

And of course, what is a hike through the woods without meeting a banana slug.

Up next is our day at the beach.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2012 5:17 am

    Beautiful pics showing a great adventure! Well done!

  2. October 25, 2012 6:06 am

    Nice photos! I love seeing other gentle travelers appreciating the simple pleasure of a hike in Jacks Peak Park. Welcome! Learn more about the park here: http://marilynch.com/blog/jacks-peak-park-rare-native-monterey-pine-forest-no-to-zipline.html

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