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Hiking Along California Coast on Christmas Day 2000, Big Sur

Cam invited us to go on his annual Christmas Day hike with his Dad. This year, it is the Partington Canyon at Big Sur. In my limited knowledge of coastlines, I always like to believe Big Sur is the most beautiful of them all. The rugged cliffs are evenly spaced along the pacific-looking Pacific ocean. Standing by this untamable yet serene nature's fine creation, I often believed that I could feel exactly how the first settler/adventuror had felt when he/she set foot on this land. The sense of wild-eyed wonder, and the sense of peace. The feeling of coming home finally and the feeling of being the lucky one.
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Big Sur Big Sur Seen From the Sky Through the Trees bigSur2.jpg bigSur3.jpg
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On top of the hill, the trail ended in a "no trespassing" sign. We took a side trail that was under an Arc Way formed by dried low bushy trees. California Poppy cam_joaquin_hw1.jpg Cliff To Sea The coast
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We had lunch by this very clear creek. Apparently it is also a lady bug's colony. Cam accidentally crashed one of their settlements. Ooops! Sorry! Going downhill. The trail widened and we had the gorgeouse view of the Big Sur cliffs. Cam and Jean, going to sea goingToTheSun.jpg
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Action Shot! Matthew and Gui Shadow Highway 1 I'd like to live HERE!
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Jean and Cam Joaquin - a happy trail dog! Mesmerized mountains, ocean, and sky Ocean, wild plants, and Cam
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The ocean outside of my "window." Gui's favorite... purple flowers A group of super straight trees on the far hill. Sunlight reflection on the peaceful ocean
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Sunset over bigsur Fleeting sunset Waves under sunset A perfect sunset
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sunset3.jpg trail.jpg Trail, mountain, and ocean Trees, ocean, and clouds ocean
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The Valley of Sun