Just north of the village of Mendocino, you’ll find the Russian Gulch State Park, with three different venues for special events. These images are featuring the Day Use Picnic Area.
Here’s the same area all stitched together:
Entrance from the parking lot, picnic tables at the top of the hill, and first glimpse of the bridge:
Standing in the middle of the hill:
The two wood structures hidden amongst the trees are restrooms:
The entire grass area is wide open to the sky; the southern most corner is where you can duck away in to trees, or follow a path along the brim of the coastline:
Looking up from the bottom of the picnic area:
all images © 2014 Julie Hanna