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Lost Coast Backpack

05/15/2009 1:00 am
05/17/2009 1:00 am
Lost Coast Backpack

Join us for a backpacking trip the the Lost Coast of CA on 15 - 17 May 2009. This is THE time of the year to visit this spectacular part of the N. CA coast. This trail made Backpacker Magazine's "Best Trails" selection in a recent issue. We will depart the Bay Area mid afternoon on Thursday 14 May and carpool to the area of the Southern Southern terminus of the Northern part of the trail by Thursday night (Hwy 101 to Garberville then to Shelter Cove - National forest service camping the first night). Friday morning we will car pool to the Mattole trailhead and proceed to hike 31miles down the coast with 2 overnights on the beach. Much of the "trail" is on sand, so the hiking will not be challenging, but footing will not be firm. Bear Cans are required as are water filters and warm, weather proof clothing (Goretex, Fleece, hat, gloves). Sturdy tents that may be staked in sand, headlamps, and stoves with good wind shields are encouraged. Up to six participants.

Northern California Coast
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