I'm a self-professed adventure writer and former exercise junkie seeking a long-term relationship with my higher self, healthy workout habits, and a balanced, adventurous lifestyle in San Luis Obispo. Join me as I discover the healthy activities of SLO County, from land to sea.
During the past week storm clouds moved in, allowing San Luis Obispo County to benefit from some much-needed rain. Those of us who love cloud chasing reaped the rewards of following the awesome skylines. I got plenty of exercise running up and downs stairs and hillsides, as well as walking on sand to capture these beauties.
I typically carry my camera with me. Lately, on the short drive to work, I've felt compelled to stop and capture the morning brood in downtown San Luis Obispo. By running up and down stairs in local parking garages to get the best view, I've been able to catch glimpses of lingering clouds clashing with the early morning sun. I wish every morning could be like this.
It's a peculiar time of year in San Luis Obispo County. The evenings and mornings remain cool, but the days are still warm in spite of autumn knocking on our door. This remarkable season also brings veiled skies at dusk; here are a few glimpses from this past week.
It's definitely autumn in Yosemite Valley. Kaleidoscopic colors decorate many of the park's thousands of trees, dusting the valley's hiking trails with crunchy, fallen leaves. On Halloween Day, a relative and I trekked seven slow miles, wending around the Merced River and through tall forested groves. When the sun hit the leaves just right—fall colors lit the way.