Hiking Challenge – Fiscalini Ranch, Cambria

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
January 5, 2015
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WK 24 - Cambria

What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations.

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

For those of you who know me, I am always up for a hike, with Russel it usually takes a bit more convincing. So when we headed out, it wasn’t with the anticipation of finding a hike. We just happened upon one. Taking a drive up Hwy 1, we came to Cambria, which is a lovely coastal town. We followed signs to the beach and found ourselves at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Nice wide-open spaces with neatly manicured pathways. We saw couples with strollers, young kids riding bikes with their parents, the elderly out on a stroll – all age groups.

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

There were several pathways and routes to venture out on, but we stuck to the main one. With limited light left in the day and the frigid wind blowing on us, we were not prepared to adventure out as much as we would have liked. We will save that for a return trip with the kids. We could see easily accessible tide pools that I definitely want to explore.

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

After walking through the fields, the view from the cliffs was breathtaking! We saw sea otters, sea lions, and a ton of birds out playing in the waves. Little did I know that Russel speaks sea lion. As I’m trying to take pictures of them he starts making noises and all of a sudden the white one looks directly at us and started talking back. Made for a good picture and lots of laughs.

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

WK 24 - Cambria

I couldn’t imagine a better way of ending our Christmas day then watching a beautiful sunset at the beach with a wonderful man.

WK 24 - Cambria WK 24 - Cambria

My thoughts:

Difficulty: 1 (out of 10)

Beauty:   9 (out of 10)

Distance: 1.89 Miles

Time: 37:28

Worth It? Absolutely! Kid, stroller, elderly friendly

Rating:   5 Stars (out of 5)

 WK 24 - Cambria

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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