Big Sur: Cone Peak

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January 20, 2014

After far too many weekends spent at home in Mountain View over the past few months for various reasons, Megan and I are determined to get away from home as much as possible in 2014.  Leor Pantilat's blog has been a good source of inspiration, and we decided to hit up Cone Peak in Big Sur for our first 2014 adventure.

Big Sur Coast 

Big Sur Coast

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Cone Peak rises more than 5,000ft above sea level just a few short miles from the coast, and the trail to the summit is rugged and steep.  Round trip, we'd be covering 22 miles and more than 7,000ft of climbing.  Strava route here.

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Mr. Bean joined us, as well as Mowgs - this would be his biggest run/hike ever, but he's getting so strong that we knew it wouldn't be a problem for him.

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We lucked out with awesome weather and the views from the top were incredible, as well as the sunset on our way back down.

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Lots more to explore in Big Sur, such a cool place.  All pics taken with a Sony NEX-5N and the kit lens (18-55mm).


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