When we arrived at Laguna Mountain, we were amazed. We had the place all to ourselves for the first night and had our pick of sites. When I saw site 4, I knew that was it. It is a huge site with a nice shelter and an amazing view of the valley below. Here are a few shots:
|That is the view from our awesome site.|
To my motorcycle friends, we drove right by the SRMC ranch. This is the Salinas Ramblers Motorcycle Club. They have been in existence for over 80 years. They host national level events at the ranch including the Quicksilver Enduro. I planned to make a visit to their ranch later in our stay.
On March 3, I decided to hike to the waterfall. This place, like much of California, has seen some significant rain. Much of the trails had been wet, but were now dry. I did see plenty of evidence of damage caused by flooding and mud slides on the trail.
|That is Laguna Mountain in the distance|
I ended up hiking about 4 miles and got a great workout with the significant elevation change.
Laguna Mountain was so nice and very quiet. It is a stark contrast to where we are now. We are within a few miles of downtown Oakland, California. We are ready to head into San Franciso to meet up with our Daughter Shannon and SIL Brian along with our youngest grandchild, Amelia. This should be an interesting day.
In our next entry, I will write about our visit to Pinnacles National Park and some serious weather issues that significantly changed the look of our campground.