From Malibu I headed up highway 1 to Big Sur. That entire drive is absolutely stunning. Massive cliffs drop off into the pure azure waters of the Pacific. The pictures don’t convey the size at all. The narrow road twists and turns winding along some of the most picturesque scenery in America. I could hardly believe that this too was in the United States, once again showing me just how diverse and beautiful this country is.
When I finally arrived at my campsite it was almost dusk. I was meeting a friend from college there, another person on a solo road trip this summer. Once we met up we headed down to Pfeiffer Beach, a short drive down a hidden road from the campsite. The sun was setting as we got there, and the scenery stunning. Here are some of my favorites from that evening.
Apologizes if there are too many pictures of the same thing, how do you narrow down when everything is so naturally pretty??
The next day we drove down to Mcway Falls. A short walk off of the highway offers this amazing view of the 80ft waterfall, and gorgeous bay. While visitors are not allowed down into the bay, the view from the top is satisfying enough. I took some of these in the afternoon and then went back at sunset to snap some more of the light change. See if you can tell the difference. Also most of these shots are fairly unedited, the colors are just that vibrant. I stood for a long time just watching the waves roll in and out.
Big Sur is just gorgeous. The drive through there is a must for anyone exploring the west coast. Plan ahead what you want to do though, there is no cell service once you get a few miles in.
From here I headed to Monterey for a night, before venturing to the great Yosemite National Park.