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Trip report - Lost Coast Trail. Oct 2008
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Jim Chatterton
(jchatt30) - F - M
Trip report - Lost Coast Trail. Oct 2008 on 10/26/2008 12:33:38 MDT Print View

I have just finished my trip report on our recent Lost Coast Trail hike. I also uploaded some pictures from this trip.

The report can be found on my website at the following address:

We had an absolute blast and enjoyed every second of it.


Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
Nice trip on 10/30/2008 14:45:19 MDT Print View

I liked your report. I did this trip, this year, in the spring and had an awesome time also. I loved Spanish flats.
Glad you had a good time.


Joshua Lowe
(joshualowe) - MLife
Read your report on 11/03/2008 08:48:57 MST Print View

Jim - read your trip report. Looks like a good time. I kept reading this and that about your leg problems. I clicked through to your homepage, and I am truly inspired by what you have gone through and what you are trying to do.

Congratulations on the accomplishment. I wish you all the best.

Jim Chatterton
(jchatt30) - F - M
Lost Coast Trail on 11/03/2008 09:19:00 MST Print View


Many thanks for your kind comments, I really appreciate it.

So many people find it hard to see any kind of future after a stroke or other brain injuries. I saw that first hand last year when I was in a specialist brain injury hospital in Galveston, Texas.

I dedicate my fight to all these people, and hope to show them that there is hope if we believe and fight hard enough.

I am very fortunate that I have a great medical team behind me, and the doctor who saved my life is my biggest supporter (besides my wife and family) of my hiking goals.

Anyway, thanks for reading my report, and as I said, I truly appreciate the kind words of encouragement that you wrote


David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 11/03/2008 09:38:40 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 11/07/2008 16:02:04 MST.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Trip report - Lost Coast Trail. Oct 2008 on 11/03/2008 11:20:28 MST Print View


Thank you for sharing your trip with all of us.

Perfect blend of photos and great story telling.

I live in the Bay Area, so that is a trip that I have to put on my list of things to do.

Thanks for the inspiration.


Steven Nelson
(slnsf) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
Re: Trip report - Lost Coast Trail. Oct 2008 on 11/03/2008 13:42:04 MST Print View

Jim - great trip report on one of my favorite hikes, and more importantly, an inspiring story.

Thank you so much, and best wishes on continued recovery and many hikes to come.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Trip report - Lost Coast Trail. Oct 2008 on 11/03/2008 16:16:35 MST Print View

Nice trip report, had me laughing. I have to do this trip sometime!!

Good luck on your recovery!

Julian Plamann
(julianp) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Lost Coast on 03/08/2009 23:54:46 MDT Print View

Great trip photos! I hiked the Lost Coast Trail the month before you (mid-September, 2008) and slept in that little shelter you stayed at your first night with the buoys strung up on the line with faces painted on them.

Seeing your photos reminded me of how great of a trip it was. Very different than any other backpacking trips I've done.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Lost Coast on 03/09/2009 21:29:36 MDT Print View

In 2008 I did that trip in the first week of June. I'll be doing it again this June. It's always (except when it rains hard the whole way) a great hike.