It’s that time of the year again where the air gets cooler, the leaves start turning colors and you just know that summer is over. This time of the year reminds me of a trip me and J took some years back driving Highway 1 thru the Central Coast and heading North all they way to the Redwood Forest.

This beautiful region is bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the west by the Pacific Ocean, it’s traversed by narrow, 2-lane State Route 1, known for winding turns, seaside cliffs and views of the often-misty coastline. The sparsely populated region has numerous state parks and breath-taking views.

Some of the key highlights of the trip included crossing the Bixby Creek Bridge, seeing the McWay Falls, and of course driving thru the majestic Redwood Forest.

Below is some photos I took during that trip that you can use as desktop wallpapers. Simply click on the photo to open in new window, right click to save to your computer, then set as desktop wallpaper or screensaver on your computer. Hope you enjoy! And if you do like these then check out these scenic Northern Norway wallpapers which are also available for download.

Bixby Creek Bridge - California wallpaper

McWay Falls - California Wallpaper

Eagle Soaring - California Wallpaper

Central Coast Lighthouse - California Wallpaper

Road thru Redwood Forest - California Wallpaper