Fern Canyon

We were headed to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon.

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I usually have my feet up on the dash while driving shotgun.  :)

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The dense forest had cleared to coastline. We 4-wheeled a bit through rivers.

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The beach was beautiful and we drop along it for half a mile before arriving at the parking lot.

10 minutes into our hike, it turned up the stream and into this.

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The entire walls were covered with ferns on both sides.

Beautiful, crazy, green, lush nature!

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Family picture in front of the ferns!

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Close up.

The plants and leaves were exotic and beautiful.  The canyon was deep and dark at certain points.

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Adam was sweet enough to carry me when the water was deep so I didn't get wet.  He's the sweetest ever!

More crazy ferns including mini waterfalls everywhere!

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Like the one behind me here. The logs are shiny from the constant water.

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Me trying to avoid wet shoes as we hike up the entire river.

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Finally we were reaching the top. We could see sunshine on the trees around us again.

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We hiked up out of the river and back along the ridge for the return. This is a view from up top looking down at the mouth of the fern river canyon.

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Post hike, walking back out to the parking lot.

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We walked out on the beach next to the parking lot.

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It's such a contrast to see miles of empty coast compared to the jam packed coasts of homes in southern California. I hope they preserve this and it always stays this way.

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Beach!

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Yay!

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And my Dr. Pepper commercial. :)

On to more exploring......

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