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Anyone interested in Meeting Paul/Helen From Going Global @ Mexxis either this week?

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I'm late to the party but looks like a fun (short) trip. I'll know by end of day if I can get out of working this weekend.

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Not too late to join the party; hope you can join!

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Called the BLM office this morning and Ranger tells me that the weather in Shelter Cove has been wet (been raining) and cold (perfect timing, our 12v electric blanket just came in the mail today). Certainly wear appropriate clothing and gears.

Also on Friday, the road to Wailaki camp is paved. However, when we head up north Saturday via King Peak Rd, Saddle Mtn Rd, and King Range Road - these are all dirt road. This time around BLM Ranger recommends 4WD is required.

Very similar to Usal Rd (for those who have been on prev Lost Coast trips). And Ranger said don't head South unto Usal Road; it's impassable w/muddy trails and downed trees (they have not been there lately and doing any type of road maint on Usal Rd). Bear Harbor is also clsoed. Not going on Usal Road and Bear Harbor anyways but good to know.

Also Special Permit is mentioned in the attached PDF; that's for backpackers in the BLM areas; we are camping @ established campground @ Wailaki and Honeydew so no special hiking and camp fire permits needed.

Drive on Lost Coast during the summer is easy but add water/rain, bet yah going to be challenging (fun). See you all Friday.

Edited by RON CT110, 07 November 2011 - 02:20 PM.

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I'm late to the party but looks like a fun (short) trip. I'll know by end of day if I can get out of working this weekend.


C'mon Alan! You can't harvest in the rain!!

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Well fellas...unfortunately I have to work Friday and Sunday... so I'm out :(

Catch you next time...

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Catch up w/you later Alan; maybe one of next year's trip.

Ok, plans are still to go ahead Occupy the Lost Coast. :)

Will pitch our tents in the forest and profess (not protest) how great the outdoors despite the impending rain. There is a 1% chance of sunshine this weekend despite what the 99% said.

Also last night we occupied our living room (see picture); my boys and I camped, stayed late and played first day release of Modern Warfare 3 (MW3); most importantly, checking for leaks in the tent and our air mattress. Found a small leak in the air mattress; repaired it, but to be safe bought a back-up mattress just in case. Picked up a queen size Coleman air mattress on sale for about $28 last night (camping gear clearance) by the way if anyone interested; go to Target!

C yah Friday!

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Edited by RON CT110, 09 November 2011 - 08:06 AM.

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Unfortunately I'll have to bow out as a bit of work just came up that needs to get done for a meeting early next week... :-/

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Where's the 99%? :)

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We're still in! Meet ya all up there in camp!

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I'm still in- leaving from the South Bay if anyone wants to caravan, but I'll be real honest: I'm a tad slow in the mornings, we won't be rolling out of San Jose until at least 8am.
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So, it's just me, this time. :-(. At least I have you guys. :-).
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I'm still in- leaving from the South Bay if anyone wants to caravan, but I'll be real honest: I'm a tad slow in the mornings, we won't be rolling out of San Jose until at least 8am.


Hey, can I meet up with you in Santa Rosa?? I would prefer to follow somebody, so I don't get "lost.". *chuckle*. It'll be just me, Jen.
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Hey, can I meet up with you in Santa Rosa?? I would prefer to follow somebody, so I don't get "lost.". *chuckle*. It'll be just me, Jen.


Sure, PM me with your cell and I'll call you when I am through the Sunol Grade on 680.
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Does anyone know if there are fuel station issues on this trip? Should I fuel up at a certain spot? Or are we going to be within a fuel station at many points along the trip? Jerry cans recommended? Thanks!

Edited by disco97, 09 November 2011 - 07:11 PM.
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Does anyone know if there are fuel station issues on this trip? Should I fuel up at a certain spot? Or are we going to be within a fuel station at many points along the trip? Jerry cans recommended? Thanks!


Hey Josh, all of us need to refuel @ Garberville, CA before heading to the Lost Coast. From Garberville to Wailaki camp is est 22-25 miles (paved), from camp via Kings Peak Rd and where Kings Peak Rd turns into Wilder all the way to Honeydew is about 20 miles, and then head East to Avenue of the Giants (back near Hwy 101) is another 22-25 miles. So total 70 miles till next gas station near the Avenue of the Giants. Have 23 gallon tank (I will be driving the 2004 DII) so I am good (est mpg 10 mpg) and probably only use a lil 1/3 of the tank.

However, I don't know the road conditions on Kings Peak Rd; it's a dirt road and dry season, easy driving. If muddy/slippery and put our truck to work; mpg might drop to 5 mpg. Still should still have gasoline left to get to Avenue of the Giants near 101 Hwy where I can refuel.

Also if we decide to explore off the path of Kings Peak Rd and head to the Ocean, will use more fuel. I am going to bring one Jerry can w/fuel to be safe.

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Just got back in. Had a great trip Weather cooperated it was amost warm Saturday and gorgeous today. No real rain to speak of either!
It was really cool to finally put faces to the Names. I can't wait to get back out on another trip. What's next? Here's a couple of pics.
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I finally got a shower (20min!!!). And settled in for the night. This trip was a blast...next time, I'm only bringing wine...something next month?...
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We also got home safe/sound around 6pm last night.

Enjoyed our wnkd adventure along the upper part of the Lost Coast trail (King Range National Conservation Park). First great surprise was the weather; was expecting rain and partly cloudy wknd - instead we were greeted w/beautiful sun shiny weather both Saturday and Sunday! 2nd was the ocean view, and 3rd was seeing giant redwood trees on our way home.

Great to see Dave/Jette in their LR3, Crystal in her D90, Jen and her son Eric in their LR3, Josh and his brother Mat in a Disco I. We're in the 04 DII. Here are random photos - more to upload later.

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Edited by RON CT110, 14 November 2011 - 10:15 AM.

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Ok now...2 years running and there hasn't been a single drop of legitimate rain! We still had a great time. Maybe going up to Mendo has some weird ju-ju about feeling extra gritty. My shower was AWESOME! Slept like a rock. Today is a day of laundry! We had a good time with all of you guys. Friday night was definitely the Blow-Out for me. The 101 hit pretty hard in the cocktail dept! The weather was blue skies and low-ish temps. Nice to roll with some new peeps (Josh/Matt/Crystal) and hang with the regs! 'Til next year!!!


I tried to upload some pictures but I keep getting File size too large prompts - I quit?? Let me go through the pictures and edit the list. I'll post the Photobucket link later.


http://s697.photobuc...ost Coast 2011/

Edited by sasquatch, 14 November 2011 - 01:00 PM.





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