Cerro Alto means “high hill” in Spanish. It’s located roughly midway between Atascadero and Morro Bay along narrow Hwy 41. Here are a few pics from today’s hike for your vicarious pleasure. Click to enlarge. 😉
Horsetails! A living fossil from the Carboniferous period 300 ~ million years ago (though those distant relatives are called Calamites). These guys are between 2 and 4 feet tall, but back then they reached heights exceeding 100 feet.