Well before current travel restrictions were in place, we had reserved a spot at Parsons Landing on Catalina Island. However, the the boats were shutdown until right before our scheduled departure. We took the morning drive up to San Pedro and took the 1:15 hour ride over to Two Harbors. After checking in, we started hiking along the road to Parsons Landing.
As the crow flies, it is probably only a couple miles to Emerald Bay, but you have to traverse all the intermediate canyons and landings to it ends up being a 2 hour hike to Emerald Bay. From there, you head overland a bit to get to Parsons. We got there early and without shade it was kind of boring although the views were great. All eight sites were booked but it didn't seem crowded at all.
After a great night's sleep, we slowly packed up and hiked back to Two Harbors to catch the boat back. There were lots of people at Two Harbors on Sunday morning. They even used a big boat to fit everyone. We got in line early to ensure we got an outdoor spot.
Overall, it was a fun little overnight backpack.
|View from site 8
|Jyoti hiking in the grasslands
|No summer camp this year :(
|Overlooking Two Harbors