[MAD] Mary Ann & Don

Best Hike EVAR: La Jolla Shores —> Torrey Pines Reserve via the Beach

Posted by madkingblog on August 15, 2009

This was a hike I’d been wanting to do for a LONG time.  Don and I had hiked around both Torrey Pines Reserve and the Glider Port/Black’s Beach area several times, but for a long time I had been saying I wanted to take the beach from La Jolla Shores all the way to Torrey Pines.

This hike required some water wading, rock hopping, and ledge scaling! It was SO MUCH FUN! After some initial craziness parking and rendezvousing in Del Mar we finally got everyone in tow to La Jolla Shores and took off across a beach PACKED with sunbathers and the like.  It was so fun to go barreling through in our hiking clothes and camelbacks!  We hit a rough patch when an area just before Black’s Beach was almost impassable – we had to go through the water, while navigating rocks at the same time!  But it turned out to be a lot of fun, and quite refreshing at that.  Black’s beach was just as amusing as ever.  Nuff said about that.  Then we finally made it to the ledge that takes you around the outcropping of rock just before Torrey Pines Reserve and we finally knew we could make it all the way thr0ugh.  It was VICTORY!  HA!

Don used an application on his phone to track us. The inside (inland) part of that route was by car, but the part along the coast was all on foot!

Don used an application on his phone to track us.  The inside (inland) part of that route was by car, but the part along the coast was all on foot!
This is a picture taken after we made it all the way back up into the Torrey Pines Reserve... gorgeous!  and I think it was taken through a pair of polarized lenses so you could

This is a picture taken after we made it all the way back up into the Torrey Pines Reserve... gorgeous!

I Think this picture deserve the award of BEST PICTURE EVER!  There are so many cool factors about this picture and how it was taken and time, that I couldn't even begin to describe them all!  Just AWESOME!

I Think this picture deserve the award of BEST PICTURE EVER! There are so many cool factors about this picture and how it was taken and time, that I couldn't even begin to describe them all! Just AWESOME!

Shortly after our water wading rock dodging adventure.  Well, I'm still trying to make it through there!

Shortly after our water wading rock dodging adventure. Well, I'm still trying to make it through there!

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