Friday, August 9, 2013

Ano Nuevo State Park Hike, August 8, 2013

As the summer draws to a close, my son and I have been hiking together once a week. Yesterday we visited Ano Nuevo.
Reading about elephant seals

Top of the dune!

This time of year the adult male elephant seals are molting, so our observations of them were not exactly action-packed. However, we did see harbor seals in the ocean and a ton of gorgeous blue dragonflies. It was a perfect day for hiking on the coast -- not too hot with fog blowing in.

This hike is featured in my 60 Hikes book, although note that the trail names are shown wrong on my map and described incorrectly in the text. Pond and Ano Nuevo Point Trail are reversed. The park changed  them sometime in the past 10 years and I didn't notice it until checking yesterday.