Big Sur: Above the Clouds


On our last weekend of summer break a few friends, a dog named Sadie and I decided to pack our cameras and take a short road trip up Highway 1 to Big Sur. A familiar place for most of us but for our one friend Jackson it was his first time experiencing that part of the coast.

On our first night we chose to camp up in the mountains of Big Sur, about 3000 feet elevation from the ocean. The drive up the mountain was rocky and a little uncomfortable in my Corolla but Madison’s Subaru sure handled the road. The campsite was over looking the Pacific Ocean but she was hiding beneath a blanket of clouds. It was one of the most beautiful moments I have experienced.

What I love about traveling to Big Sur is the endless amount of driving on the coast. We descended the mountain and headed north on Highway 1 to check out the rest of its beauty. We took a dip at he Limekiln waterfall and stopped off at some of Big Sur’s iconic places like McWay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Bixby Bridge.

From the crystal ocean waters to abnormally friendly squirrels, Big Sur left us in awe and we did not want to leave. But once we left we stopped off at the Pismo Beach Sand Dunes and slept on the beach. It was the perfect ending to a epic trip.