Taking advantage of decent driving conditions on Saturday through Southern California’s high desert and the Grapevine, we cut west from Frazier Park (off I-5) on a gray line road that skirts the Chumash Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest … what an incredible landscape.
Our aim was to reach the Pacific Coast and camp at Morro Bay State Park, north of San Luis Obispo.
It was a glorious few moments.
Photos: Jimmy Smith watching sunset over Morro Bay, California. 1/16/10. Bottom: Site 98 at Morro Bay (Calif.) State Park, looking northwest toward ocean beyond trees. By Julianne Crane