Three days along the beautiful California coast. Following a long shuttle to reach the Mattole Trailhead we hit the beach. As we started our trip through the King Range Wilderness our pace was sluggish. The weight of our beer laden packs was compounded by the white sand that we trudged through. Shortly after setting out we came across our first Seals, sunning themselves on the beach, below the Punta Gorda Lighthouse.
After a short break at the Lighthouse we continued south along the coast. The trail climbed slightly away from the beach onto a grass filled bench, that made for very pleasurable hiking.
The evenings along the Lost Coast trail were unbelievable. Both nights we camped along creeks that offered fresh water for cooking and drinking. We sipped our beers and smiled with joy as the waves crashed against the beach.
On the last morning we woke to a thick fog that blanketed the coast. As the fog slowly cleared we were greeted with our final views of the Lost Coast.