Information and tips for backpacking California’s Lost Coast, including the Lost Coast Shuttle, Lost Coast trail maps, and a lot of Lost Coast photos!
A quick overnight train journey between Sacramento and Truckee, California. Winter weather dominated the trip, as did some interesting history on the route.
This eight-day, seven-night High Sierra Trail itinerary has info about suggested segmentation, campsites, and alternate campsites.
I packed up camp and hiked back up to the trailhead, dropped my pack off at the car, and started hiking the neighboring Tall Trees Grove trail. Isolated and beautiful, but why didn’t I see the whole thing? Cause I had my next move on my mind too much.
What a day loaded up with beautiful scenery. I packed up my campsite at Gold Bluffs Beach and made the short walk to Fern Canyon. I spent quite a while photographing Fern Canyon before hiking up the James Irvine Trail. Then I hiked down to Redwood Creek and found a great campsite for tonight.
Today started by waking up in a remote rest stop and ended in a tent on a beautiful beach at Redwood National Park. The in-between was spent driving through the Avenue of the Giants and backpacking the Miner’s Ridge Trail through massive, ancient redwood trees. Photography tips included!
It took five days but I think the right side of my brain is finally starting to warm up nicely. I’m finally starting to see …
Some major landslides have forced rather long detours along the Pacific Coast Highway, but they provide for a nice change of scenery. Camping at Limekiln State Park provides both some great opportunities for beach time and hiking through redwoods to a waterfall and historic lime kilns.