For the first day of 2015, Russell and I drove down to Big Sur. We woke up early, braced ourselves against the chilly wind and second-guessed our decision to go hiking. But the weather cleared into a picture perfect day. Not a hint of fog in this typically gray area.
We fueled up first at Big Sur Bakery. Then drove the few miles down to the McWay Waterfall Trail. This blue was unreal. From there we walked across the highway onto the Ewolsden Trail. I love hikes like this with varied terrain, stuff to climb on, big redwood trees, and epic ocean views. Unfortunately, I think this mountain is what did my back in a few days later. A moderate to strenuous 4.5 mile hike might not be advisable when 6 months pregnant. I felt really good at the time though and several fellow hikers cheered on my belly throughout the day. A splendid day to ring in the new year!