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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Lost Coast April 2011 on 04/11/2011 19:23:33 MDT Print View

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Time to hit the trail

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Matthew heading south after crossing one of many creeks. Trail runners were the shoe of choice for all who came.

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Here we come.

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John rockin the only cuben pack we would see all weekend.

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Casey and Katharina clicking off the miles and soaking in the scenery.

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Jesse, Katharina and Casey after crossing yet another one. Feet stayed wet. Sprits stayed up.

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Sweet cabin set up in one of the private inholdings.

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She might be small, but dang she walks fast.

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Spring flowers, no showers.

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Casey setting up camp at Spanish Flat.

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Backpacking does not mean skipping good hygiene for Matthew.

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Casey hanging with Joseph and his mom Lisa who were doing a yo yo of the northern half of the trail with Roxy their Pharaoh Hound.

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Time to head home already? John packs up. It goes by so fast.

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Making the most of the wide beach at low tide.

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If you wondering what the rear end of a sea lioness looks like.

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Almost smiling for the camera. She was pretty patient with us going by.

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Time to get those feet wet once again. Walk up the creek to climb up the canyon wall back to some solid ground.

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John, Jesse and Matthew onward an upward.

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John and Casey

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When I first started hiking this trail back in 2000 this was a dry ledge about 3 feet above the water. The trail has subtle differences every time I go out there.

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One for Mike C!

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Last stretch before getting to the end of another great hike with a great group of people. BPLr's are the best hiking companions I have ever had. Amazing how diverse backgrounds and personalities can get together and play nice. I can't wait for the next one!

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Lost Coast on 04/11/2011 20:00:27 MDT Print View

Thanks Ken, Casey, Jesse, Matt, John, Joseph and Lisa for a nice time and good laughs; a particular thanks to Ken for putting together such a nice trip!|


One of the breaks. Walking on sand and rocks makes one appreciate trails and dirt.



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Looking south at Punta Gorda, our pick for breakfast.


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A couple of buildings we encountered.



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A few trails took us to higher ground.


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Lisa's feet were not the only colorful ones on this trip : )


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Poppies and Lupines as we approach Spanish flat



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Casey and I, just for kicks, scrambled above Spanish flat, some of it on all fours........STEEP!!



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Heading back, all too soon.



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David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Lost Coast April 2011 on 04/11/2011 20:02:24 MDT Print View

Great trip report Ken and Kat. I very sorry I missed this one and hope to attend the next trip in your backyard. It looked like a fantastic trip with great company.

Edited by Davidpcvsamoa on 04/11/2011 20:04:58 MDT.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Lost Coast April 2011" on 04/11/2011 20:09:22 MDT Print View

Excellent! Looks awesome....

Ken - Can you describe your return route in more detail?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: "Lost Coast April 2011" on 04/11/2011 21:51:19 MDT Print View

Well David we just did a couple of stretches different on the way back as far being up on the terrace or on the beach. Really mostly the same.

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
:) on 04/14/2011 13:41:50 MDT Print View

What a great trip! awesome people and beautiful scenery. Can it get any better?

I'll post these in the order shot, starting at camp...(thanks for the newcastle's ken!)

Ken on chop mode!

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Casey and kat decided to climb a little hill...

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Can't wait for the next one!

Edited by tacedeous on 04/14/2011 13:46:54 MDT.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Lost Coast on 04/14/2011 18:55:51 MDT Print View

Killer pics, looks like some primo views up there!! And with this crew, i can imagine everyone had a really good time. Thats awesome. This route would be fun with a surf rod if fires are ok.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Lost Coast on 04/14/2011 21:48:58 MDT Print View

Surf fishing is fine. Also it's abalone season now too. No shortage of firewood either. Our campsite had a huge pile of wood already sorted waiting there for us, very cool.

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: Lost Coast April 2011 on 04/18/2011 16:55:30 MDT Print View

Ken,

Thanks for organizing this, you were a great host!

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From left to right are Joseph, Lisa, Ken, Matt, John, Kat and Jesse.

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Resting out of the wind in the fuel room adjacent to the lighthouse. From left to right are John, Jesse, Ken, Matt and Kat. This photo was taken on Sunday during our hike out, so Joseph and Lisa, who where headed to Shelter Cove and back, are not pictured.

Philip Delvoie
(PhilipD) - MLife

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Lost Coast April 2011 on 04/18/2011 17:33:17 MDT Print View

Some great photos. Very nice bit of land and looks like all had a great trip.