Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hike #60 La Jolla Caves

52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series

1 mile

Usually only accessible from the water, some of the La Jolla sea caves come within easy reach for hikers during extremely low tides. Here, wave action from infrequent storms has gouged out a series of sea grottos. The tidepool areas show much evidence of biochemical weathering; the breakdown of the structure of the rock by the secretions of urchins, barnacles, and other sea creatures.

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