shi shi and point of arches
morning fog on shi shi, waiting for the sun to come up
Shi Shi Beach
shi shi beach
Some cool rock formations about a half mile down shi shi beach, only visable at very low tide.
At the trailhead ready to go. the parking fee is up to 10.00 per day now at a place about a half mile up the road from the trailhead.
shi shi to cape alava (4 of 22)
Two miles in, just after you hit the beach.
Rope assists just past point of arches.
shi shi to cape alava (7 of 22)
shi shi to cape alava (6 of 22)
Yes, its that steep! but Em just took it in stride, took one look up and grabbed the rope and went.
shi shi to cape alava (8 of 22)
shi shi to cape alava (11 of 22)
where's the best place to step next? make sure you bring good gloves for this part.
As you can see, the wildlife is pretty curious.
shi shi to cape alava (13 of 22)
shi shi to cape alava (14 of 22)
shi shi to cape alava (16 of 22)
first drops of rain coming down.
Testing the new rain gear and having lunch. My temp stove(going on 4 years and hundreds of miles) is warming up beef stroganoff while we wait for the tide to go out.
About two miles of this hurrying to beat the tide, some better some worse. Quite a workout!
shi shi to cape alava (19 of 22)
this is the reward after two miles of rock hopping.
shi shi to cape alava (20 of 22)
Point of arches from about petrolium creek
I've tried to take my shadow out but I'm not that good! one of my favorite shots