I was able to publish this and the last post from the post office parking lot in Big Sur. We’ll be in the dead zone for another four days.
We managed to snag this incredible spot off Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd. just south of Kirk Creek Campground. This paved narrow winding road climbs into Los Padres National Forest. Not far up are a few places to park, and overnight camping is allowed.
Never thought we’d find a free ocean view site along the coast.
The sound of the surf drowns out most of the highway noise.
We’re just a short walk from the Vicente Flats trailhead, so that’s where we hiked yesterday afternoon. It’s a five mile trail to some back country campsites but we made it 3.4 miles before turning around. It was uphill switchbacks most of the way but not real steep, and we had ocean views almost the entire time.
Our site from above.
A great end to the day. This trumps not having an internet connection!