Congratulations to Sapna Reddy for winning the Summer Road Trips Assignment!
Those of us living in Northern California are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to escape the high-tech world and immerse ourselves in the serenity of nature within a short driving distance. One can walk amongst the giants of the redwood forest, hike the steep cliffs along the coast and explore the sandy beaches of the Pacific all on the same day. One of my favorite trails in the region is the Dipsea Trail that goes from the Muir Woods to Stinson Beach. This image was shot on one of the smaller roads that interlace Mt. Tamalpais State Park in this region. On summer days it's quite common to see the fog, lovingly nicknamed "Karl" by the locals, roll in from the coast and hug the hills at the base of the mountain. A hike on the mountain places you above the clouds lending an ethereal dreamy feel to the entire scene.—Sapna Reddy
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