San Luis Obispo County is wrapped up in a cold winter's spell.
But the wintry conditions didn't stop me and some of my clan members from braving the elements on Christmas Day. For our family's Yuletide hiking adventure, we bundled up in fleece jackets and headed to the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.
Situated on the bluffs of Cambria, this northern Central Coast cache is full of ecological treasures that span over 400 acres. With an immense network of trails that transport hikers along jagged cliffs and clattering waves, then up through grassy hills and hulking pine trees, this wide open preserve is a splendid place to explore no matter what time of year.
Following are a few glimpses of this SLO County haven, which I hope you are lucky enough to traverse. Click here for more information and directions.
Wide open spaces and wide open skies.
Verdant grasses from the recent winter rain.
A fortuitous winter rainbow!