Come and join us for an adventure in June away from the Phoenix heat. Morro Bay is a protected inlet near San Luis Obispo CA. The drive time from Phoenix is about 9 hours and the average temps for June is 67 daytime 53 at night. Thurs June 26th-Sun June 29th.
Thursday June 26th will be a travel day. Please make your own arrangements for lodging. You may wish to camp or stay in a hotel. Here is one campground:
Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo, CA[masked])[masked] http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=594
Friday- Touring Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and wine tasting
It’s about a 50 min Drive from Morro Bay. Cost is $25 and we will be going on The Grand Rooms tour. http://hearstcastle.org/ You will need to purchase tickets in advance. I will be buying mine 2 weeks before for the 11 o’clock tour. We can carpool once we know how many people want to attend.
Allow for 50 min drive + 15 min shuttle and extra time to park, etc. to be on time for the tour.
Details: Visitors board the Hearst Castle bus at the Visitor Center as they begin their journey for the five mile trip to the top of the hill. (15 min bus ride).The view out of the window shows the natural beauty that attracted William Randolph Hearst to this spectacular location. Upon the conclusion of the indoor tour, guests may stroll the grounds and view both swimming pools on their own. The guided tour is 40 min
Full details are on their website. I plan on staying for at least a couple of hours.
Then head back to a couple of tasting rooms right in Morro Bay.
Morro Bay Wine Seller 601 Embarcadero Morro Bay, CA 93442 805.772.8388. Tasting: Open daily at 10 am, tasting fee $5. Another is Cayucos Cellars 131 North Ocean Avenue Cayucos, CA 93430 (805)[masked] Open Daily except Tuesday, 11 to 5:30 pm $5 tasting fee.
Saturday-meet at the bay for Kayaking at 9:30am. Kayak Horizons is the outfitter [masked] On the waterfront, just south of the Aquarium, at 551 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. Depending on the tide, we may need to change the time of day we launch for the best experience. We will know a few days before we leave.
We can reserve up to about 20 kayaks with them. Please call them to reserve asking that the reservation be with the Paddle Arizona group. (I will be calling them Monday morning to give them the name of our group). If we have more than 15 people the price drops dramatically. For a full list of prices, please to their website at http://kayakhorizons.com/
They are sit inside kayaks as this is a protected inlet. Please be sure to bring a snack or lunch as we won’t be off the water until 2pm or so. We will head to a restaurant for lunch.
Sunday- will be a hike for those that want to join before heading home. We will meet at 8 am at the museum to possibly carpool up to the trailhead. I am still checking the details with the park to assure we can get up there early and the cost for park entrance, if any.
Black Hill Trail - Morro Bay State Park Difficulty: Easy, Length: 3.0 miles / 4.8 km, Duration: 1-3 hours
Here’s a full description and map: http://www.everytrail.com/guide/black-hill-trail-morro-bay-state-park