We Hike to Make a Difference.

In September, we will be heading to The Lost Coast for our second big fundraising hike!

The Lost Coast – King Range National Conservation Area, California

Length: 25 miles • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights 

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September 11-14 2021

The Lost Coast Trail is one of the most beautiful and sought-after hikes in California.  The Lost Coast is the longest undeveloped stretch of coastline in the Western US and is located along the King Range in Mendocino and Humboldt Counties.  The King Range National Conservation Area was established in 1970 and was the first of its kind.  Much of this coast and the mountains above it are in BLM wilderness.

The trail itself is mostly on the rock and sand beaches, with occasional bluff walking to skirt cliffs at the shore. We must plan our hiking days around the tides, as some sections are impassable at high tide! We will be surrounded by gorgeous wilderness and the Pacific, enjoying sunsets right on the water each day. Campsites are either on the sand, or along streams that fall from the mountains above. We will also get to visit the Punta Gorda Lighthouse, the loneliest in California. At 24.6 miles, we can either hike 3 longer days, or split it up into 4, with more play time along the way. This coast is a roosting area for elephant seals, and depending on the season we will see whales offshore.

General Information 

 

Gear:

  • All your typical backpacking gear, detailed equipment list will be shared with hikers at a later date.

  • Backpack for 3-4 days, minimum 60L

  • Tent, with rain fly

  • Sleeping bag, 40°

  • Personal feet and ankle support

  • Personal water filter and containers REQUIRED

  • Rain and wet weather gear REQUIRED

  • Bear Canister REQUIRED

 

Challenges:

  • High tide makes some sections impassable.  Must pay attention to and adhere to Tide schedules

  • Ankle and knee strain due to hiking on sand and rocks

  • Inclement weather including fog and showers.  Need wet weather gear

  • Shoe changes, they may get wet

  • Plentiful water, must filter

Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

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