10/6/2015: Hiking Salmon Creek

Salmon Creek is the old standby hike.  Everyone stops a 1/4 mile in at the falls so the trail is usually empty.  Unfortunately, I can never get a picture that captures the place.  Its a long, narrow canyon with extremely steep slopes and unbelievable ocean views.  The photos never capture the size, steepness, or sense of awe overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Highway 1 winding its way to Big Sur
A great trail on a hot day
Crane working on Highway 1

We were surprised by the post Labor Day traffic and the road construction.  Can you imagine working on a crane hanging over a 500′ cliff?  It’s not as bad as the spider cranes that climb the cliff but impressive to see such large machinery in such a small area.

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