Monday, August 19, 2013

Adventures of a Shameless Tourist: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

We are coming to the close of a fabulous visit from my parents! This was probably one of the best visits yet in terms of neat things we took our guests to see and do. Among these was a personal favorite: the hiking trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Hiking Trail. 

We aren't seasoned hikers by any means, but we've done a few since moving to Southern California and love them! The trails at Torrey Pines are still one of our favorite locations for a number of reasons: 
  • It's relatively close to where we live. 
  • The trails are moderate--meaning they can be as leisurely or challenging as you make them. 
  • The views are unbeatable
There aren't many hikes that will take you through some amazing natural rock formations around a forest of pines, and empty right onto the beach... but this one will. The views from every minute of this hike are gorgeous! Here are a few of the shots that Spencer and I captured while taking the family on this little outing. We were reminded how lovely it is and wondered why we don't go back more often :)



4 comments:

Cece said...

I seriously need to go there! I've been meaning us for us to hike trails around SD for a while. So pretty.

afairlie said...

Cece: Torrey Pines should definitely be your first stop!

Janice with Word of Mouth Designs said...

This was so much fun! My favorite part was the downhill trails. :) In all seriousness, the views were phenomenal and so worth the uphill parts! Thanks for taking us on the hike! Love you guys!

afairlie said...

Glad you came! Razor Point next time? ;) XO!

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