North of Jenner, CA along Highway 1 are several pullouts. In some places, there’s an overlook to the harbor seals sprawled on the beach near the mouth of the Russian River. (Sometimes, the mouth is closed.) In some places, there are closed access points to the State Parks. (Why? I don’t know, but makes me angry on so many levels. People use them anyway.)
And in some places, there’s only parking for a couple of cars. My favorite is a clifftop that provides a short walk and a gorgeous garden, with ocean view.
In this picture looking north, the ridge-line in the mist looks like a skyline. Click on the picture to see it better – or use your imagination.
The flowers abound in the meadow and down the slopes. As the season changes along the coast the blooms change. From one spot along the coast from Bodega Bay to Gualala the mix of flowers change. Wow, April to August, don’t miss the coast – fog or not.
Mike’s photo below makes this area looks like it could almost be any place in the world (with a coast of cliffs). Do you know where it is?
See you on the trail!
Words by Lynn Millar
Photos by Mike Millar