Planning on the Mattole to Black Sands section in early October.
Had a few questions for those that want to weigh in:
Gaiters - worth it? So far, the plan is a pair of inov-8 roclite 295. I've got an old pair of dirty girls, but they currently reside in a black hole in my closet.
Early October - anything special about that time of year that I'd be better off knowing now?
Parking at Black Sands - fairly safe? Vehicle would be there 4-5 days.
Sinkyone - time permitting, we'd like to explore the southern section for a day or two. I've heard Usal is a zoo, and we'd already be in the Shelter Cove area anyway. I was thinking a quick out-and-back from Needle Rock or Bear Harbor might be the ticket, but I just made that up, so any ideas for a day or two's exploring in Sinkyone would be cool.
Other than that, thanks for all the help. This is my first post, but I've already gleaned a ton of info from you all, so thanks - hope to give some back.