Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
60Trip End Jul 26, 2007
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I drove to Santa Monica National Recreation Area. There I drove along the coast on the Pacific Highway. In Malibu I got off and walked the Malibu Pier and then on the beach. I sat on the beach for a while and watched the surfers. They seemed so serious about their sport. So many surfers arrived on their own which really showed me their deciation to surfing rather than a pack of friends going together to the beach.
I got back in my car and continued driving the coast. I stopped and took a 2 mile roundtrip hike in Solstice Canyon. I had a picnic lunch by a waterfall.
Around 5PM I arrived at McGrath State Park and set up my tent for the night. In the evening I drove a mile to Ventura Harbor. I took a walk around the harbor and then had some drinks and snacks at a Greek restaurant.
Back at the park I enjoyed a campfire and ranger program.