Friday, November 29, 2013

Sunny Jim's Sea Cave at La Jolla

Hiked: 11/29/2013
Distance: 0 miles round trip
Summit Elevation: 0'
Elevation Gain: 150' (on return)
Elevation Gain (in Empire State Buildings): 0.12
Round trip time: 10 minutes
Recommended water: 0 oz.
Parking/Fees: Free on Coast Blvd
Difficulty: Easy

A tourist destination, Sunny Jim's Cave in La Jolla is an easy walk down a tunnel from the "Cave Store". We were spending Thanksgiving in La Jolla and I convinced my family to make the short side trip with me. The cave opening makes an interesting head shaped silhouette. According to Wikipedia,
...the cave was given the name "Sunny Jim" by Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz. Mr. Baum gave the cave this unique name due to the shape of the cave's opening. Looking outward from the inside of the cave opening resembles a cartoon mascot for British Force Wheat Cereal in the 1920's.

Waves crashing into the cliffs in La Jolla

Sea lions in La Jolla cove

Descending the tunnel to the sea cave

Looking out from Sunny Jim's Cave

Clam's Cave

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