|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
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.