You know you're getting old when you can remember visiting JPBSP and being basically alone in the parking lot, and alone on the trail. Was in northern Cali last week anyway, so we took the opportunity to cruise PCH 1 from Monterey to JPBSP. The traffic was as bad as I've ever seen. Yeah, I know...it's almost summer...but California schools are still in session. Cars dashing in cutting each other off at almost every scenic overlook. Screaming motorcycles passing on double lines. At JPBSP cars were parked along the roadway 300 meters in either direction. If you haven't seen this jewel...you do need to see it....But I.d highly recommend making it a weekday...and as early a go as you can.