Balancing Act

End of 2011 Sojourn for Two

I haven’t finish writing about my End of 2009 Sojourn and here I am preparing for part two of the Northern California escape! The trip will take place on the same week, last week of December, 12/24/11 through 1/2/11. The main difference this time around is I will be taking my girlfriend with me and the trip will be 4 days longer than the first (total of ten days) and we’ll be stopping by four towns instead of just three. The preliminary itinerary so far:

 December 24 

  • Cayucos, CA (base)

 December 25 

  • Cambria, CA
  • Moonstone Beach

 December 26

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (base)

 December 27

  • Monterey, CA
  • Old Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

 December 28 

  • Point Lobos, Monterey County
  • Whaler’s Cove & Cabin (40 min hike)
  • North Shore trail
  • Old Veteran Cypress
  • Whalers Knoll trail
  • Cypress Grove trail
  • Sea Lion Point trail
  • China Cove trail
  • Shelter Cove, CA
  •  December 29 

    • Shelter Cove, CA (base)
    • Tidepools
  • Leggett, CA
    • Chandelier Tree
  • One Log House
  • The Legend of Big Foot
  • Confusion Hill Gravity House
  •  December 30 

    • Tidepool browsing
    • Lost Coast
    • Myers Flat, CA
    • Tour-thru-Tree
  • Avenue of the Giants
  •  December 31

    • Trinidad, CA (base)
    • Ferndale, CA
    • Lady Bird Johnson Grove

     January 1

    • Fern Canyon, weather permitting
    • Crescent City
    • Trees of Mystery

     January 2 

    • Return to Los Angeles (10+ hour drive)
    • Mendocino County
    • Fort Bragg
    • Glass Beach
  • Point Arena
    • Bowling Ball Beach
    • Point Arena Lighthouse

    We’ll have someone look over the pets while we’re on our 10-day road trip. I anticipate heavy rain and fog condition so we’ll go fully prepared (i.e. umbrellas, weather suited outer wears, snack/food, etc.) Plus the trip occurs during winter break, right after finals – great payoff for 10 weeks of grueling work + school schedule!

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