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2020/05/15 Skyline to the Castle Rock Park
π 2020-05-15 01:01 in Hiking
Many years back, Jennifer and I did Skyline to the Sea, starting at Castle Rock. Back then I didn't know about Castle Rock, we walked maybe 15mn from it, but missed it, and we also missed Goat Rock, and I had no idea.

So, I called it Skyline ot the Castle Rock as we started with Skyline to the Sea backwards and finished at Castle Rock: Here is the garmin connect page:



Although here's a much nicer map, showing the previous Skyline to the Sea hike we did compared to this days's hike:

Planning the hike was a bit interesting because the CA Governor was nice enough to close all state parks, but in a way that someone could mistakenly enter them from another location and realize when exiting that the reason they didn't see anyone at all on the trail (and why it was actually so safe), was that other people were kept away.

nice parking spot next to the trail entrance
nice parking spot next to the trail entrance

oh, not this way
oh, not this way

this way ok?
this way ok?

I can see the tow truck saying 'fuck it, I'm not getting paid enough for this one'
I can see the tow truck saying 'fuck it, I'm not getting paid enough for this one'






castle rock trail camp now reservable, how nice!
castle rock trail camp now reservable, how nice!



beatles were out having orgy sex
beatles were out having orgy sex


we found out that the lizards get ticks and their blood kills the lyme bacteria in them
we found out that the lizards get ticks and their blood kills the lyme bacteria in them




turkey vultures
turkey vultures


Great that we got to see Castle Rock this time:




fun without the crowds
fun without the crowds



Then we got back to skyline. Ooops, you mean we weren't supposed to be here:



Across the street, Indian Rock and other trails not part of the CA park, were open:




The 3.3 mile hike back to the car looked ok, but was very close to skyline and car noise:


lookout tower, and old observation site, now overgrown
lookout tower, and old observation site, now overgrown


slight renovations required
slight renovations required


by then, we were getting tired, 15 miles and 7h of hiking already, and we made it back to the car after 7.5h
by then, we were getting tired, 15 miles and 7h of hiking already, and we made it back to the car after 7.5h

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