Sunday, January 31, 2010

The View from Cerro San Luis

Summit View, originally uploaded by ParsecTraveller.

Most SLO residents flock to Bishop Peak, the mountain you can see in the distance in this photo. Few, however, make the trek to the top of Cerro San Luis, a prominent peak with a large "M" on it's southeastern side (the "M" stands for Mission High School).

Cerro San Luis has absolutely stunning views from the top: Morro Bay, Los Osos Valley, the Irish Hills, San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, Edna Valley, Pismo Beach, and even the Santa Ynez Mountains 70 miles to the south.

With the recent torrential rains, every creek and gully on the mountain was flowing, and some of the fern-covered rock walls were dripping with water. Also, early spring wildflowers are starting to bloom, with species such as johnny jump-ups and California poppies.


Francine said...

Je viens de faire une balade sur votre site Web - quel régal ces magnifiques photos .... J'ai failli remplir un panier ; mais c'est quand même un peu loin pour des cartes postales.

Anonymous said...

Stunning shot love the clarity of it , would love to live in a town like that with these stunning vista right at its door steeps nice work