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Chris S
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Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Suggestions for overnighter in Henry Coe? on 01/25/2011 17:47:30 MST Print View

With the poor ski conditions, I'm thinking about going to Henry Coe for an overnighter instead. Anyone have any good camping spots and/or scenic destination recommendations within about 10 or 15 miles from the headquarters? Last time I was there I went to Coit Lake, so I would prefer something different this time.

Edited by csteutterman on 01/25/2011 17:56:06 MST.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: Suggestions for overnighter in Henry Coe? on 01/25/2011 17:57:30 MST Print View

@ Chris: I like the southern part of the park. I'll get back to this thread later once I pull out my map – there are some nice loops about that length certainly from Hunting Hollow. You can stay flat for a bit before climbing up the ridges, depending on the loop; to be sure though, expect ~1,000ft in elevation in just 1-3 miles. Also FYI, I encountered frost and frozen puddles just this last Sunday at Coe despite an expected low of 42º.

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Suggestions for overnighter in Henry Coe? on 01/25/2011 22:38:20 MST Print View

Thanks Stephan. How were the daytime temps? I was at Pt Reyes over MLK weekend, expected to wear a long sleeve mid layer while hiking, but ended up in a t-shirt and shorts the whole time.

Jack H.
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Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Suggestions for overnighter in Henry Coe? on 01/25/2011 23:30:31 MST Print View

Total?

A logical trip would be to bag the high point. It just so happens to be a decent hike too.

http://www.everytrail.com/guide/mount-sizer-loop-henry-coe-state-park

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Suggestions for overnighter in Henry Coe? on 01/26/2011 00:15:59 MST Print View

I actually meant each way, but that seems like a great option. Do you know of any good spots to camp along that route? Looks like Los Cruzeros, Poverty Flat or China Hole are options, but any spots outside of the Western Zone?

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Suggestions for overnighter in Henry Coe? on 02/04/2011 14:58:53 MST Print View

Thanks for this suggestion, Jack. I ended up doing that loop for the most part and it was great. Views of the Sierra up around Mount Sizer were a nice bonus.

Edited by csteutterman on 02/04/2011 15:01:27 MST.