Valley View 2 BM 3x P500

May 15, 2023
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previously climbed Nov 25, 2016

This was a quick bike and hike while in Pismo with the family for Mothers Day. I'd been to this summit overlooking Pismo Bay on two previous occasions, the last time some seven years ago. I used the route up the Southeast Ridge, starting from the Welcome to Pismo Beach sign on Shell Beach Rd. The bike ride was about 4mi each way and mostly flat, the hike about a mile to the summit with maybe 800ft of gain. Poppies and a few other varieties of flowers were in bloom, the fog having retreated from the coast to give some pretty nice views of Avila Beach to the west and Shell Beach to the southeast. Cell towers crowd the summit, but there's at least a dilapidated bench to take in the ocean views. I spent just under an hour on the hike, about and hour and a half including the biking portion.

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