In the few weeks of spring time, when the creeks recede but the heat of summer has yet to kiss and kill the grasses, you can visit a magical place in central California. The memorial park area (also called The Indians, but I think we can find a more appropriate name) of the Los Padres National Forest outside of King City.
There is a nice campground where you can have some facilities, as well as large areas to group camp. There are also campsites along the road
The area has spectacular geography
As well as lots of wildflowers, these are blue dicks
In some areas, they covered the ground
Many ancient oaks stood sentry, their gnarled wood of no use to prior ranchers
I don’t have names for them all, feel free to add in the comments
These stone formations were I think sandstone
Because the winds have carved out nooks, crannies and caves
You can almost see the winds swirling around in here
A really showy monkeyflower
These formations were what I saw from the satellite and decided to visit this area for
I couldn’t tell what these were formed from, either mortars used by native americans or from lightning
On top of some of these rocks were nice views
The area is a valley surrounded by the ventana wilderness
Hey little guy!
A potato/tomato relative
Maybe Chinese Houses?
More from the next day in the next post