Located on California's central coast, Montana de Oro is one of the hidden gems of the stat park system. Rolling grassy bluffs give way to rugged cliff and hidden coves. Everywhere in the park the cold Pacific dominates your senses: waves crashing into the edge of California, cool fog reaching up the coastal canyons, wonderfully charged fragrances of the ocean everywhere. This detail of the shoreline was found in a little hidden cove that I climbed into. No one was in sight and I felt like an explorer that just landed on this undiscovered shore.