I'm heading to Henry Coe SP soon for a 4 day trek thru some of the best hiking Northern California has to offer. HCSP is situated just east of Morgan Hill, CA and is 88,000 plus acres of rolling hills, manzanita trees and solitude. Unlike most parts of california, there are few visitors - especially at this time of the year.
Henry Coe State Park
I've hiked many miles here, from one end of the park to another and just love the place, so being able to go back is a real treat.
I'm trying out a few new things and here is my gear list:
Shelter & Sleeping
Equinox Tarp/Poncho w/ 5 stakes (New) 9.5
Mantis Bug Net 4.1
Ti Goat Bivy 5.5
SMD Essence Pack (New) 13
Pacific Crest Synth Bag (+40) 23
Gossamer NightLight Pad 3.5
Gossamer ThinLight Pad 1.5
Groundsheet - 4 mil plastic 1
Ti Windscreen/Base 0.2
Snow Peak 700 Kettle 4.3
Pepsi Can Stove - MBD Elite 0.4
Plastic Cup 0.5
Reflectix Pot Cozy (New) 0.9
Packtowel Ultralite 0.5
Platypus 2L 1.5
Platypus 1L 1
Platypus Hose 2.5
TP (4x4 Shop Towels - 6)/Trowel in Ziplock 1.75
First Aid/Emergency Kit w/ Tikka XP/Straw Filter etc 18.75
Optio WPI Digital Camera w/ 512 card 5
Creative Zen Nano w/ ear phones (for books) 2
Patagonia SW Capeline LS Shirt 5.5
Smartwool RBX Socks 1.5
Serius Glove Liners 1.5
Montane Featherlight Windshirt 3.5
Montbell UL Down Jacket 7.2
Fleece Balaclava 3
Montbell Zeo-Line Tights 3.5
Base Pack Weight 126.1 oz or 7.88 pounds.
I'll be wearing a Golite C-thru T, REI Sahara Pants, Prana hat (or REI Elements sombrero if rain), Smartwook RBX Socks and Montrail Masai shoes. I'll carry one trek pole for the tarp.
Weather might be rainy, and the lows/highs are about 40 to 65. The bivy will give my bag the extra push if it drops a few below that. I have a MLD Devotion Sleeping Bag on order, but thanks to BPL's review of their tarps, there is a backlog of 8-10 weeks so I won't have it in time. ;-)
The terrain is quite demanding, with lots of ups/downs and some incredible vistas for such hills. I intend to put between 50-70 miles in at least, as there are several places I want to visit that I have not so far.