One of the advantages of driving from north to south along Highway 1 was that there were numerous pit stops for visitors to pull over and take a break (not so much if you’re coming from the other direction). If it were up to me, I would have pulled over on every single one to take photos because all the views were amazing! But for the sake of my friends’ sanities, I limited my requests. There were still plenty of photo ops, which I realized when putting together this compilation. Be prepared for many photos from various pit stops along our Highway 1 road trip!
Coming out of Garrapata State Park:
After a morning hike in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, we continued to drive south to our next destination, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. I discovered online that this park had a famous waterfall, McWay Walls. It showed up in nearly every related Google image search! As a result, Jiwon and I were inspired to go see it in person:
One of the most unusual waterfalls I’ve ever seen.
Now that we were in the heart of Big Sur, it was a must to visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and take a close-up look at California’s infamous redwood trees. No joke, these things were GIGANTIC! I can only imagine how old they are?