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Big Sur Discovery Center

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Visit the Big Sur Discovery Center – opening  Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day thru labor day. Hours 10 to 4pm. Holidays included.

Located at the Andrew Molera State Park. Want to learn more about Condors? This is the place to start. Don’t miss out on a great fun learning experience!

For more details or to schedule a group presentation – Big Sur Discovery Center

Got kids? Don’t miss out on the fantastic  Ventana Wildlife Summer 2014 Programs. They have everything from Pinnacles Caving, nature tales for tots, tide pool adventures. Would your child like to be a frontiers person and learn about animal signs and tracking? Sign them up! How about the “Staying Alive Wilderness Survival, the Creepy Crawly Hunt and more!

I’m just bummed that these classes are for kids from 4 to 18. Sounds like fun!

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Rocky Ridge Trail

Rocky Ridge Trail at Garrapata State Park – Video

 

Taking a break at the top of the Rocky Ridge Trail at Garrapata State Park, Big Sur. This panorama of the Big Sur coast line from the rocks is the perfect rest break after a 1200-1400 feet hike up to the top. I definitely recommend going up the Soberanes Canyon Trail and then upto the top and coming back down on the Rocky Ridge Trail. That way you get this fabulous view as surprise after your climb and you see this view all the way back down.

Beautiful view, good video – wildflowers are in bloom, beautiful day – very nicely done video. If you don’t have the energy to Climb the Soberanes Canyon Trail, at least you will know what the view is like from the top! If you haven’t made up your mind about climbing the trail – this video will motivate you!

More info about Garrapata State Park

 

Garrapata State Park Coastline Video

Video of Garrapata State Park Coastline

 

Usually overlooked, Garrapata State Park offers a first taste of Big Sur’s spectacular scenery. Massive waves after a winter storms will dress-up the coastline into a pretty snowy white gown.

Great color in video just around sunset. Very peaceful and serene.

 

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Big Sur Waterfall at Limekiln

Limekiln State Park – Big Sur – Video of Waterfall

 

Well worth a medium hike past the campground at Limekiln, South of Big Sur. Panasonic DMC-TZ1

Nice short video clip of the waterfall at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, California.  Limekiln is 56 miles So. of Carmel, Ca.

Garrapata State Park, CA

Crashing waves at Garrapata State Park on the coast of Big Sur. Located half an hour south of the Monterey Peninsula, Garrapata Park is an undeveloped area just off Highway 1, a slice of Monterey County from the angry surf up into the redwood forests deep inland..

Nice Video of the surf, the waves at Garrapata State Park on the Big Sur Highway One Coastline

 

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Julia Pfeiffer State Park

Video Tour of Julia Pfeiffer State Park

Video Tour of this California Park Covers:

Julia Pfeiffer Burns – Day Use State Park, beautiful 50 ft. waterfall drops down into the ocean, also has 1680 under water reserve.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park – Great for Campers 810 acres, near the Big Sur River hs 218 campsites, hot showers, day use picnic areas, great trails for all levels of hikers. Can hike 1.5 miles to Pfeiffer Falls. Can climb higher and get even better view. Shows a visit to the nature center. You can swim if you are hardy in the river! Campfire programs in the summer, junior ranger programs, nature walks. Also lodge available with private pool if you don’t want to rough it. There is a restaurant and a store for when you run out of food!

 

Please visit www.parks.ca.gov for updated information.

Great video detailing what to see and do at the beautiful Julia Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur, California. Camp or stay in the lodge, walk, hike, view the water fall.