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Hiking Point Reyes National Seashore in CA


Hi! I’m Lara from En Route Traveler and I’m coming to from Point Reyes National Seashore in California. Point Reyes is a hiker’s paradise. It’s only about a 90-minute drive
north of the San Francisco Bay Area and you’ll encounter all different types of trails that lead through beautiful coastal beaches, grasslands, forests, and even marshes. I got to the famous lighthouse a little
too early today, I didn’t realize that it opened at 10:00 so I took a little detour and I’m
taking the short trail to Chimney Rock to get some views of the dramatic coastline. I am in my happy place right now! I’ve got water to the left of me, water to the right. This Chimney Rock Trail is beautiful because it follows a peninsula that juts into the
middle of the ocean and the bay. I arrived just in time to get a ranger
tour of the lighthouse and it was really fascinating to understand the mechanics
of how it worked. Back then, they didn’t have electricity so it required a lot more manpower. This afternoon, I’m hiking the Tamales Point Trail on the northern end of the park. I don’t know if you can see, but there’s still quite a few
wildflowers in bloom even though the seasons about to end. I’m a little disappointed because I didn’t get to finish this hike. It’s just gonna take a little too long,
I still have to drive 45 minutes back to the hostel and grab
dinner before a moonlight hike tonight. I cut it short, but I don’t regret it
because the scenery is gorgeous. All I’m missing are some beautiful bluffs with waves crashing into them. That was incredible! I was hiking and then
all of a sudden I realized I was surrounded by wild elk. I just stood there and watched them
and they watched me and we had a connection. Now I’m king of glad that I head back early
because I got to see them up close. What’s your favorite coastal hike? Leave your questions
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