[Been a while since I've written one of these...]
I’ve done a number of hikes since I’ve arrived here on the Central Coast, but I’m just getting back into the swing of actually writing about them. Islay Hill, a short, somewhat out-of-the-way climb, seems like a good place to start.
Islay Hill is actually the last in the chain of morros in the area. The morros are a line of ancient volcanic peaks, nine in total, that start at the more famous Morro Rock at Morro Bay along the coast and stretch all the way inland to just south of the city of San Luis Obispo. Among the more popular morro climbs are Bishop Peak and Cerro San Luis, both of which are close to town and both of which, I’m sure, I’ll write up soon enough.