Friday, April 10, 2015

Castle Rock State Park

I hadn't been there in years! A very special place: fascinating geology, compelling botany, and glorious views, all in a highly accessible package. Aidan and I took the loop that leads past the waterfall (quite a drop, but just a trickle right now), then along the ridge with views of Monterey Bay up to San Gregorio or beyond, past Goat Rock, and then back to the eponymous Castle Rock, sculpted by wind and percolating water erosion into a kind of big lump of Swiss cheese sandstone.

In order: a very fuzzy lupine, Nemophila (foliage belongs to someone else), trees, very fuzzy black oak leafing out, very fuzzy offspring.

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