The bluffs of Scripps Coastal Preserve are a small pocket of undeveloped coastal mesa just south and above Black’s Beach (south Torrey Pines State Beach).
After the heavy rains in January, a lot of foam built up on the coast. We went to South Cardiff State Beach for a walk with our dog Toni and it almost looked like it had snowed at the beach.
The clouds that began to move in towards the end of our Red Cones hike looked promising so we went out for sunset. I had fond memories of Dunderberg Meadows and the colorful Aspen trees there. I was hoping to be able to combine them with a colorful sunset!
Moonlight Beach is a beach “pocket” in the coastal cliffs of Encinitas. It’s very busy in summer of course, and it has plenty of features for beach-goers to have a good time! We were there for sunset – subtropical moisture was passing through San Diego and Southern California, bringing some clouds which partially lit up for sunset.
Mid-November hike to Cuyamaca Peak for sunset. All of the once beautiful forest on the east-facing slopes of Rancho Cuyamaca State Park burned in the 2003 “Cedar Fire” and the old trees were all destroyed. The area is slowly recovering since, but it will take many more years until the forest will return to its previous splendor – if ever.