This year I decided to plan a couple of camping trips. Though not as eager to hump a backpack up a mountain as in my youth. Car camping for a few days in Big Sur in the Spring is always delightful, even in the cold and rain.
A recent land slide took out Highway 1 just south of Carmel last month during the rains. The only way to get to Shell Beach was to drive south down 101 then left and through US Military Fort Hunter Ligget. It was a beautiful drive through the oak covered grasslands. It reminded me what Califonrnia must have looked like a few hundred years ago, minus the tanks.