I don’t know how to say this politely. So, I’ll say it as least impolitely as I can:
I do not care for California. It is the least dog friendly state I’ve been to on this trip, or any trip. It is the state with the most parks that include rules to the effect of “no having fun.”
But it has at least 4 things I do like:
1) The Mojave Desert National Preserve
2) Really big trees
3) Highway 1, aka Pacific Coast Highway, aka driving nirvana
4) King Range National Conservation Area.
And it is the last two points that this post is dedicated to.