Our busiest day. We woke up early and checked out the Bixby Canyon Bridge.
On our way to Julia Fpheiffer waterfall.
Our next stop – Limekiln State Park.
“From 1887 to 1890 the Rockland Lime and Lumber Company harvested limestone from a scree slope and fed it into four iron and stone lime kilns they erected onsite. Long exposure to very hot fires extracted lime. Barrels of lime were slid on a cable out to Rockland Cove, where they were loaded onto ships. The lime was a key ingredient in the cement that was used for construction in San Francisco and Monterey. However after three years the company had exhausted most of the limestone as well as the redwood used to fire the kilns. Today an easy .5-mile (0.80 km) trail leads to the lime smelting ruins, which include four kilns and some stone walls and bridge abutments.” (Wikipedia)
We crossed the Bixby Canyon Bridge again :)
Our last hike of the day – Garland Ranch Regional Park. Dog friendly! Lola walked without her leash.