On day 8 of our roadtrip we hiked up the Big Sur river to the gorge. The river was SUPER full and there it is still a lot of damage and broken trees from the fires, so it was an INTENSE hike. At 2 different points we crossed the river chest deep against a very strong current! There were also a few times we scaled rocks and logs to dangerous heights above the rocks and river. I definitely scored some awesome-wife points with Sol for keeping up on such a difficult hike! When we were at CSUMB and going to the gorge weekly, you could stroll up to the gorge with a cooler, a dog and a baby and have no problem at all…not anymore!! Quite a different scene now, but still amazing and magical in every way.