Another weekend in Big Sur, California to lift the spirits beyond that of the material world. Went backpacking with seven others on the Sykes hotsprings trail (we did roughly 20 miles) over the long weekend. I was a bit sick, but didn't care because of how amazing everything was around me.
Also, saw some birds I hadn't seen before! Common Yellowthroat, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Varied Thrush, Mountain Chickadee, and potentially a Townsend's Warbler