Casey and I wanted to take a special trip together to celebrate our 7 year anniversary, so we decided to go backpacking in Big Sur.
We stopped to see the elephant seals. A bunch of them were fighting in the ocean.
We made it to the Silver Peak Wilderness! Our destination was Upper Cruickshank Trail, about 3 windy, uphill miles in.
We were lucky to have some fog over our heads.
Casey used this awesome redwood stick to hike with.
We set up our camp in an open meadow, just past a redwood tree grove. We were hungry and this hit the spot!
The most peaceful sunset.
Good morning world.
Someone had to get his knife in the picture 🙂
One last look on the way down, then it was time to go sightseeing.
We hit up a vista point and marveled at the rocky coastline.
Then we headed to the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park where we hiked around near some a creek surrounded by giant redwoods.
The grand finale was McWay Falls, an 80-foot, year-round waterfall that empties directly into the ocean. It is surrounded by a secluded beach with the most amazing sparkling blue water.
What a fun trip!