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Lost Coast Trip 2007

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Distance: 24.7 miles


Spent four days hiking the Lost Coast from the mouth of the Mattole River to Shelter Cove. Total distance was roughly 25 miles. This was my second time on the Lost Coast (previous trip in 2003).
  • Shelter Cove Parking Lot.JPG
  • Day 1 North of Punta Gorda.JPG
  • Old House.JPG
  • Punta Gorda Lighthouse.JPG
  • Camp Site near lighthouse.JPG
  • Day 2 near Sea Lion Gulch.JPG
  • Collapsed House.JPG
  • Trail Sign.JPG
  • South of Kinsey Creek.JPG
  • North of Cooksie Creek.JPG
  • Boulder Beach.JPG
  • Randall Creek.JPG
  • Spanish Creek.JPG
  • Spanish Flat Camp Site.JPG
  • Sunset at Spanish Flat.JPG
  • Another Old House.JPG
  • Trail Marker south of Spanish Flat.JPG
  • Big Flat Air Strip.JPG
  • Driftwood Structure.JPG
  • South of Big Flat.JPG
  • Shipman Creek Camp Site.JPG
  • Dead Shark.JPG
  • Moss Covered Tree.JPG

Day 1: Drove from Sacramento to Shelter Cove and met up with a shuttle van that drove our group to the trail head at the Mattole River. Hiked 3 miles to the abandoned Punta Gorda Lighthouse and spent the night. Day 2: Hiked from Punta Gorda to Spanish Flat, roughly 8 miles. Spent the night on the south bank of Spanish Creek. Day 3: Hiked from Spanish Flat to Shipman Creek, roughly 8 miles. Passed an airstrip and houses at Big Flat. Day 4: Hiked from Shipman Creek to Shelter Cove, roughly 6 miles. Drove back to Sacramento.

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