Jul 6, 2012 at 7:13 am #1291707
We are two french hitchhikers looking for a driver to Lost Coast, CA, on the 12th or the 13th of August. We come from the South (initially from San Francisco)
Anyone ?Jul 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm #1892675
I may be able to assist. First I have a couple of questions.
Which trailhead would you like to start from?
What are you transpiration arrangements for after the hike?
Since you say that you are hitchhiking I take that to mean you will have no car at the end of your hike or need to do a shuttle. Correct?
Sunday the 12th would be the better day for me. I could do later in the day on Monday.
Feel free to ask me any questions.Jul 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm #1892757
Actually we have no idea what trailhead is the best (perhaps you could give us some advice on this question). But is it possible to sleep on the spot (we have a tent)? That would also determine the trail we could head for.
And for the way back, I'm glad you asked the question as…indeed we have no car. Are you close enough to Lost Coast to shuttle twice? If yes, I don't know how to thank you.
For the way in, the 12th is OK if it's better for you!Jul 7, 2012 at 7:01 am #1892792
I would suggest then that you start at the Mattole trailhead and hike south to Shelter Cove. You will find getting a ride to Garberville and Hwy 101 less problematic.
Have you seen/read this? http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/arcata/kingrange/index.htmlJul 13, 2012 at 10:07 am #1894525
Thanks, that will be useful. We're examining at the moment the itinerary, I will answer you clearly as soon as possible!Jul 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm #1898623
I asked some advice to many people, and the best for us would indeed be to sleep at Mattole, hike during the day, and then go back to Mattole.
However, our planning changed (I'm very very sorry about it) : we'll be heading to Lost Coast on the 9th, afternoon, and leave on the 10th, late afternoon. Does that cause any kind of disturbance for you?
If you can still help us, where would we meet you and your car?
LouiseAug 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm #1899652
@hhopeLocale: East Bay
You're also aware that you need to bring bear canisters to the Lost Coast, I believe, anyway.
I guess if you go overnight, eat the food that you bring in, and have no food in the morning, you could skip that. But I doubt a ranger would find that story interesting if he asks you for your canister.Aug 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm #1899993
bear canisters are available to rent for $5 at the Petrolia General Store, I live in eureka and would be available to help drive back down if you don't already have a ride back. I can drive you as far south as the SF bay area where my family lives.Aug 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm #1901010
Hi Randy !
We planned to leave SF on the 9th (morning) and stay in Lost Coast until the 10th afternoon, so that we could sleep in Eureka, from where our trip would go on more easily.
Thanks for your proposal, please contact us asap on the 1-310-425-4367 if you see any possible way to help us.
Mathias & Louise
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