April 18, 2013

California Pt. 1: Figueroa Mountain

Photos by me

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen that I was in California last week. It was a welcome break! Unfortunately I spent more time having fun than taking pictures, but I'm happy to share a few with you in the coming days.

First up is Figueroa Mountain, which might have been the highlight of the trip. It's in the Los Padres National Forest and it's most famous for it's incredible wild flowers. I can honestly say that I have never seen or smelled anything quite like it. The road up the mountain is incredibly narrow and has no guardrails whatsoever, so it was a bit nerve racking. The view and fragrant flowers made it all worth it though—When we finally stepped out of the car the smell of poppies and lupines almost knocked us over. It was like breathing in a bouquet which made the entire experience that much more magical.

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