Hike near our rental house
We were staying on the coast of California, at Sea Ranch, a small community just south of Gualala, California, and about an hour south of Mendocino, and it's about 100 miles north of San Francisco. There are about 30 miles or more of trails in the hills and coast areas of Sea Ranch. There is a bay in the south end of Sea Ranch called Moonraker bay. this is one of about a dozen or more trails east of Highway 1 in Sea Ranch.
We walked over south in our neighborhood along a trail on the east side of highway 1 for a mile or so, and then returned.
There were lots of beautiful views out to the ocean along the trail. There is often a nice breeze blowing off the pacific, although on days when the wind dies down it can get hot in some of the sunny stretches, even though it's only about 60F.
there were several small groves of Redwoods along the way, because this section of the coast, away from the ocean gets a fine mist every night, or nearly so, which apparently is something that the Redwoods like.
Along the way there are also large firs and ponderosa pines, and a few hardwood trees.
It was a beautiful day that was in the lower 60's and partly cloudy with light winds.
The trail was covered with pine needles and chipper exhaust tree chips, which made for a good trail bed.
This section of trail doesn't gain or lose much elevation unlike some other sections which may gain or loose 200 feet or more.
The many trails that intersperse with neighborhood houses is an added value of staying at Sea Ranch.
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