New Mexico Adventures – Petroglyphs

I’ve returned from another enchanting trip to the Land of Enchantment. As soon as we stepped off of the plane we went straight to the Petroglyph National Monument to check out some early volcanic rock art. Just another typical day.

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Lands End Hike

Lands End is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Legion of Honor. After seeing the Matisse exhibit, I went for hike along the coastal trail. There is a hidden labyrinth at the edge of Eagle Point that over looks the Pacific Ocean, Mile Rock Beach, and the mouth of the much sailed Golden Gate. The bridge disappears and reappears through the foliage throughout the trail, saying hello and goodbye again. Once I reached Eagle Point, I could have perched myself on a rock bird-like and sat for hours. Instead, I continued along the coast, past Baker Beach, through Seacliff to a coffee shop whose table very much reminded me of the labyrinth. What an adventure day!

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Año Nuevo State Park Hike

I tend to use my own two feet (or bike) as my main mode of transit in San Francisco. When my parents were visiting from a sprawling car-based place, it was a great excuse to get outdoors and walk/hike everywhere.  I’ve always wanted to go to Año Nuevo State Park (an hour south of San Francisco) to see the elephant seals, so we went on an adventure.  It’s a 4 mile hike round trip to the ridge to see the seals, which didn’t seem too strenuous until we realized half of the hike is through windy sand dunes. Despite the sore and sandy muscles, I think they enjoyed themselves.  I definitely did! It’s not the high season for elephant seals so I will be back in February to hopefully catch site of baby seals!

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