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Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
sounds fun on 03/02/2013 02:40:09 MST Print View

Be sure to post a trip report, the wife and I are headed down that way at the end of March.

Frank H.

Locale: California
Lost Coast/King Range Marchish? on 03/02/2013 09:17:33 MST Print View


Do you know if fires are allowed. I want to try out my Caldera Ti-Tri.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Lost Coast/King Range March on 03/02/2013 17:20:59 MST Print View

@ Frank Yes on fires. Your backcountry permit doubles as a fire permit there also.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Lost Coast/King Range March on 03/08/2013 06:18:22 MST Print View

Off we go this morning. Just the three of us.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Lost Coast/ King Range- March on 03/08/2013 07:26:16 MST Print View

Have a good hike and I wish I could of maid it--Busy with sons soccer playoffs this weekend.

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - M
Re: Re: Lost Coast/King Range March on 03/11/2013 20:40:37 MDT Print View

It was a good trip. Much more snow than we anticipated. Good company and beautiful country.

Without a full trip report, some reminders for myself and tips for anyone heading up there.

Saddle Mt. trail head is more accessible by heading N up King Peak Rd from Shelter Cove Rd. The distance is further than the approach from Ettersburg Rd but the road is so much broader and smoother that it simply isn't worth trying from North of the trail head.

Horse Mt is a nice area for car camping, 5 bucks a night. Pit toilets and water although currently water quality is under investigation and taps are off.

It's a good idea to leave extra water in the car just in case.

Edited by mtblack on 03/11/2013 21:39:00 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Lost Coast/King Range Unintentional Snow Trip on 03/11/2013 20:43:16 MDT Print View

Thanks guys for coming up. Even though things did not go according to plan I had a fine time outside. Good company.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: Lost Coast/King Range Unintentional Snow Trip on 03/12/2013 19:24:07 MDT Print View

Snow? I want pictures!

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - M
Snow on 03/12/2013 19:35:10 MDT Print View

plenty of snowFrankKen and Matt

Edited by mtblack on 03/12/2013 19:42:42 MDT.

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - M
Re: Re: Lost Coast/King Range Unintentional Snow Trip on 03/12/2013 19:37:31 MDT Print View

I unfortunately was too focused on my wet feet to get any shots of our setup in Maple camp. Frank did a great job using the lid off his bear can as an improvised shovel and scraping through about seven inches of snow to the bare dirt.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Snow on 03/12/2013 20:18:30 MDT Print View



The snow seemed to be really concentrated in the area we were hiking. All the surrounding area was pretty snow free.

We all cowboy camped. Nice clear night.

Edited by kthompson on 03/12/2013 20:20:16 MDT.