Leo Carrillo State Beach, CA - May 2013 - LCPhoto

This trip to southern California almost didn't happen as there was a major fire that started just days before the first day of my planned arrival. The fire was located just several miles from Leo Carrillo State Beach where I was booked to stay. Fortunately for my trip, and more importantly all the people, flora and fauna in the area, the fire was contained in just a few days. Leo Carrillo was a perfect home base for exploring not just the coast but some of the nearby touristy sites of the LA area as well.