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Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Bay Area BPL Henry Coe Trip-March on 01/27/2010 15:20:09 MST Print View

Per Jay's idea of hiking to Henry Coe Park......let's do it. Who is in????? Let's say the 3rd weekend of March? The weather is much nicer at that time of the year, everything there is quite green and lush too. There is no reservation system as well as quotas. So who is in? How does the Poverty Flat Loop sound. Just an overnighter.

1. Me

Edited by kennyhel77 on 01/27/2010 15:58:33 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Henry Coe on 01/27/2010 15:24:37 MST Print View

I would be interested in hearing a draft plan. For instance, hike from HQ to Lake XYZ in one day, hike from there to ABC the second day, and return out on the third day.

--B.G.--

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
March-Henry Coe on 01/27/2010 16:13:46 MST Print View

From Hunting Hollow Th it is 9.3 miles to Coit Lake-with two bathrooms and picnic tables plus there is two large flat areas for tents and few smaller sites also. Mississippi Lake is also a good destination but a longer hike-not sure of the mileage on that. At Hunting Hollow Th there is easy self registration. So easy a caveman could do it.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
March-Henry Coe on 01/27/2010 16:23:13 MST Print View

Ken, doesn't your wife let you go out for more than one night? Love you man!

Anthony Weston
(anthonyweston) - MLife

Locale: Southern CA
One night sounds great on 01/27/2010 16:27:59 MST Print View

count me in, I'd like to see Henry Coe Green, last time I was there it was June of a hot dry year.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: March-Henry Coe on 01/27/2010 17:07:21 MST Print View

Not the wife Ken, my darn job!

Lisa Frugoli
(alfresco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
March-Henry Coe on 01/27/2010 19:50:13 MST Print View

I'd love to join you. The Orestimba Loop is great if anyone wants a longer hike option.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
March-Henry Coe on 01/27/2010 20:39:10 MST Print View

I would also like to go on this trip.

Robert Recinos
(rgrrecinos) - F

Locale: Redwood City
Count me in!! on 01/27/2010 21:02:41 MST Print View

I am down to go. I live in Redwood City so I'm down to carpool, either drive or ride, let me know.

I'm down for 9 miles or longer mileage doesn't matter to me.

Also since I have never been to that site, is there fishing?
I flyfish and I also have a Tenkara rod. I could bring my 7 piece 3# flyrod and my Tenkara so other people can fish.

Edited by rgrrecinos on 01/27/2010 21:05:23 MST.

Jeremy Pendrey
(Pendrey) - MLife

Locale: California
Re: Bay Area BPL Henry Coe Trip-March on 01/27/2010 21:35:45 MST Print View

Ken: FYI, from the main entrance the nearby campsites like Poverty Flat (3.9 miles), Los Cruzeros (6 miles), etc. are on a quota and you get assigned campsites on a first come first served basis. Poverty Flat has one group site, but I know it's already reserved for the 3rd weekend in March because I was looking at that weekend for another trip, which I ended up reserving in April.

Per Jay's suggestion, coming in from the Hunting Hollow entrance to Coit Lake is a way to go without any reservation or quota. I think that's about a 10 mile hike. The hike from the main entrance to Mississippi Lake is 12 miles. That would make a good overnight too.

Per Lisa's suggestion the Orestimba Wilderness would be a great trip, but would be more than an overnight.

Not sure if I can go or not (probably not - little league opening ceremonies that weekend for my son), but I would think a 12 miler to Mississippi Lake from the main entrance or to Coit Lake from Hunting Hollow would be good choices for one night. Two nights at Mississippi Lake would give options to day hike into Orestimba.

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: Bay Area BPL Henry Coe Trip-March on 01/28/2010 00:26:09 MST Print View

I would like to go -- not sure I'll be able to, but for now count me in.
-----
Hunting Hollow entrance has a couple of virtues:

* It is the only one where we don't need to make reservations

* You are walking more along the hills, and as much cross-grained as when coming in from park HQ -- i.e. you still have some steep Coe up-and-down, but not as much.

-- Bob

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Henry Coe on 01/28/2010 06:52:36 MST Print View

I'm in.

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
henry coe on 01/28/2010 16:20:16 MST Print View

Im down! can we play some cosmic wimpout this time?

Lisa Frugoli
(alfresco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
March-Henry Coe on 01/28/2010 17:57:04 MST Print View

I've been to Coe the last 2 years & will tell you that it can be VERY cold at Mississippi Lake.

I hope to bring a couple friends, so please add 2 to my reservation.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F - M

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Henry Coe on 01/28/2010 21:32:58 MST Print View

I'm in for now. I'll know better the closer it gets

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
March-Henry Coe on 01/28/2010 21:35:41 MST Print View

I'd be interested depending on which weekend.

Fishing in the spring is usually pretty good for bluegill, small largemouth bass, and some other sunfish. I've had good luck in March and April flyfishing at some of the other ponds in the park. Coit is hard to fish because of the weeds around the edge. I caught a fish on almost every cast with spinners one July (I just used a heavier line and dragged the fish through the weeds). The weeds would make it tough to flyfish. A float tube would be best. I've never been to Mississippi Lake, but pictures I've seen show some shoreline with no weeds so it might be a better for flyfishing from shore.

Bluegill on 3 wt

Edited by rgless on 01/28/2010 21:43:58 MST.

Morgan Rucks
(rucksmtr) - F
... on 01/30/2010 20:39:10 MST Print View

yes on going third weekend of march, yes on cosmic wimpout.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Bay Area BPL Henry Coe Trip-March on 02/01/2010 15:38:32 MST Print View

Please count me in for now.

-Tony

Amy Lauterbach
(drongobird) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
FWIW - here's my Thanksgiving Coe Trip Report on 02/01/2010 17:22:57 MST Print View

I won't join this hike, but I'm sure you'll have a wonderful trip, it's a terrific park and will be lovely in March.
Here's a trip report of the Thanksgiving Coe hike Jim and I took.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2041048&id=1030581745&l=22b00a4095

If you have an interest in ecology (particularly fire ecology) be sure to peruse the fantastic Coe Fire website before you go.
http://coefire2007.info

- Amy

michael huynh
(radlations) - F
Re: March-Henry Coe on 02/04/2010 09:58:48 MST Print View

Hey Richard

Which pond/lake did you catch that gill and which do you think produces the most fish? Were you using a float tube?

Edited by radlations on 02/04/2010 09:59:25 MST.