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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Bay area BPL April on 02/19/2010 07:09:00 MST Print View

Have had some discussion on doing the Lost Coast in April. 2 nights at least.Any thoughts or suggestions? Weekend of the 17/18th. Best low tides, new moon

Would like to do a May campout in Humboldt Redwoods State Park also. Semi car camping/family outing type thing

Edited by kthompson on 02/20/2010 07:46:00 MST.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Bay area BPL April" on 02/19/2010 08:24:00 MST Print View

Hey Ken....

The May thing sounds great, sounds like a trip my wife would be up for.

April not sure, but possible. I have something in mind for down here, maybe.

More later......

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Lost Coast in April on 02/19/2010 09:14:11 MST Print View

That sounds good.

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: Bay area BPL April on 02/19/2010 12:52:37 MST Print View

April is also a good time for the Rancheria Falls trip, as we did last year.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
reply to Robert on 02/19/2010 13:05:17 MST Print View

"April is also a good time for the Rancheria Falls trip, as we did last year."

That is an excellent time and place to field test your rain gear.

--B.G.--

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: reply to Robert on 02/19/2010 13:12:46 MST Print View

> That is an excellent time and place to field test your rain gear.

I presume you are thinking of playing in the waterfalls ... I did not try that. April was a nice time to be there ... good water flow with the spring runoff. Very pretty.

As I recall, April is the last time without quotas for the area, so was a good time to go.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
reply to Robert on 02/19/2010 13:23:57 MST Print View

I've been there several times in May or June, and I have never failed to walk up and get a permit. After June, the waterfalls are diminished and weather gets hot. I think the wildflowers are best around June 1-15 on a typical year.

--B.G.--

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: reply to Robert on 02/19/2010 14:41:45 MST Print View

> I've been there several times in May or June,
> and I have never failed to walk up and get a permit.

The question is whether this would be reliable for a BPL group, too, or whether the observation pertains more to individuals.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Bay area BPL April on 02/19/2010 14:44:25 MST Print View

"as we did last year" I'm trying to get away from making that statement. Too much to see yet.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Bay area BPL April on 02/21/2010 16:18:18 MST Print View

well actually last year when we went we did have problems with the walk up way. Normally it has not been a problem but last year we barely were able to accomodate all of us at Rancheria Falls

Jim Carr
(jcarr) - F

Locale: Humboldt County
Humboldt Redwood State Park on 02/22/2010 11:27:42 MST Print View

Ken, Anytime you want to hike/camp there let me know. Jim.

Michael Cockrell
(CAL-EE-FOR-NIA) - F

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
Re: Bay area - April Snow Mts. Wilderness? on 02/23/2010 14:39:06 MST Print View

Has anyone done this area? I've read that it is one of the least visited Calif. wilderness areas.

From Stockton, the S/E corner area, from Maxwell, would be my choice, but, would be interested in trying this area.

I planned a trip last late winter/spring, but a storm came in, so went to Tuolumne County instead.

I have a guide book that recommended it, and the rangers, over the phone, said it is a nice area. They have been clearing the trails from the previous wind storms and fires.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Bay area BPL April on 03/03/2010 17:56:33 MST Print View

Shameless self promotion. I missed going last week(sick) and am trying to get out once a month at least.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Bay area BPL April on 03/10/2010 22:06:29 MST Print View

About a month away now. 17-18 Lost Coast Any other takers? May is still in the works as well.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Bay area BPL April on 03/10/2010 22:18:47 MST Print View

Man, I hate living away from every stinkin' BPL activity.

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Re: Bay area BPL April on 03/10/2010 22:44:18 MST Print View

im 98% down!

hopefully I wont have work, look forward to hiking with you guys again

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Bay area BPL April on 03/10/2010 23:07:33 MST Print View

I'm in. Lost coast, april 17-

Edited by redmonk on 03/10/2010 23:10:47 MST.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
in on 03/11/2010 06:46:16 MST Print View

April 17th, lost coast. I'm in.

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
I'd like to go on 03/14/2010 09:46:02 MDT Print View

I'm in.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Lost Coast 17-18th on 03/14/2010 09:59:47 MDT Print View

Do you guys want to do a through, or an out and back? This way I know if we need to shuttle or whatnot. Thanks! If we do a through we need to leave at o' crack thirty Saturday. So we all should be there Friday night. Thinking of getting a spot at A.W. Way county park, it's on the way.

Edited by kthompson on 03/14/2010 10:10:36 MDT.