at Shelter Cove Campground. Group Dinner in town. Day
2 Shuttle to Trailhead. Start hike. Day
3 Backpack 6 miles past waterfalls. Day 4 Backpack
6 miles seeing historical Indian artifacts Day
5 Rest Day – explore and relax. Day
6 – 8 mile hike out to our vehicles.
2 nights camping
California Lost Coast Backpack
Backpacking along the Pacific Ocean - A trip like no other
the Lost Coast! Old
growth redwood forests, black sand beaches—this is the
trip you’ve been waiting for. We’ve been backpacking
the Lost Coast just
south of here for many years and now, by popular demand, we’re
offering this hike along the shoreline of the wild and remote
northern section. This 25-mile trail is primarily a beach route
and is probably the most pristine stretch of coastline in California.
Our route takes us past the old Punta Gorda lighthouse, we’ll
see relics of early shipwrecks, old pioneer cabins and ranches,
seabirds, sea lions, and other marine wildlife. Our hiking days
will be planned around the tides and this is a beautiful, often
fog-free, time of year to do this spectacular trip.
6-day moderate trip, we will hike between 6 – 8 miles a
day, allowing plenty of time to explore. Be sure to bring
your camera. Our camps will overlook the Pacific
Ocean coastline. It
just doesn’t get any better than this for coastal hiking.
250 miles north of San
the Humboldt-Mendocino Coast,
the Lost Coast is
a remote wilderness that was once the home of the Mattole and
Sinkyone Indians. It is famous for its coastal beauty.
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of this trip
- Activity: Backpack
May 17-22, 2009
- Rating: Moderate
- Cost: $725
- Deposit: $200
- Note: Price subject to change until your deposit is made.
For questions about this trip, e-mail
(Note: We will not give out your e-mail address, phone number or
mailing address to others.
A Pre-Trip Class is included when you sign up
for this trip. Go to Pre-Trip Classes.
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