Incredible winds

Trail View
The main paved path leading down to the lighthouse. Only park vehicles and those used by people staying in guest cottages can drive beyond this point.
User: Austin Explorer - 1/31/2016

Location: Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 1.69 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes

Comments:

The winds we faced here might very well be the strongest winds I've ever encountered outside of a hurricane.  Leaning into the wind was required to keep one's balance.  Our multiple layers of clothing made all the differenc in the world.

Sea foam was blown from a couple of coves north of our path and rained down around us.  We spent a little bit of time enjoying the game of dodging the flying foam.  It was quite impressive.

Despite that, Coppertone and I braved the elements and made the half mile walk down the paved road from the parking area to the lighthouse.  After touring the calm and warm interior of the buildings there we mostly made a quick retreat back to the car.  We'll have to enjoy the remainder of the trails here another time.



Log Photos
Trail View
Lightkeepers Museum
Housing
To the lighthouse
Lighthouse
Pacific side
Colorful roof
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