A take away from this for me. The coast in winter can be like the Sierra or more for clothing needs. I've only been to the coast a few times, the first was colder than the Sierra at Christmas a few years ago, a few days before Christmas at Bodega Bay. My 35F bag was only sufficient. Food protection needed from coons or will we be far enough inland to avoid those nasty critters? I think that is all the concerns I have, hope to make it, depending on road conditions over the mountain in Jan.
Cold the last two weekends car camping, 19F yesterday AM when I got home.