More than we were expecting along Highway 1

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User: Austin Explorer - 6/1/2014

Location: California Sea Otter Game Refuge

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 1.75 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Coppertone and I stopped here because we spotted a trail and a view of the ocean.  We had no idea what park or group was responsible for this section of coastline.  At first I was not even going to take my GPS with me as we walked around because I thought at first it was just a stop and gawk event.

In the end it's good I went back for the GPS since we logged almost 2 miles of trail down to the beach in two spots and along the beach cliff between Garapata and Doud Creek.

Much of the trail runs along the shelf looking over the beach below.  Though that means the cars along Highway 1 are visible, the sounds of the ocean drown out much of the noise.  Once the trails dip below the shelf the cars all but disappear both visibly and audibly.

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