On the Lost Coast at Last!!! CCT Trail
Unbelievable trail magic or the trail provides your call
In order to hike the lost coast you have to get a permit. Permits are very limited. I got one so I had to hustle. I decided to take a bus through Eureka to get there in time. Hopping off the bus at Fern bridge was the most narrow bridge I have crossed yet. From the bridge it is about 4 1/2 miles to Ferndale. As I approached Ferndale, I took out my phone to take a picture of the sign. A lady walking out her drive was congratulating me on making it to Ferndale. She said I was almost there. I asked her if in town there might be a company that could drive me up to Mattole Beach, as that is where the Lost hike starts. It was another 35 miles. She said just luckily she was taking her brother-in-law tomorrow. She said she would check to see if they had room. I gave her my number. She called me an hour later and I had a ride. Jennifer and her husband are the sweetest couple. It makes me think that I need to do more for others when I have the chance. They were true trail Angels!!! Thanks Jennifer and John!!!
Ferndale – it’s like Mayberry
Ferndale is like going back in time. It’s like what I think Mayberry would be like. The people are the kindest I have ever met and the architecture is stunning. It also has the most Westernly bar in United Stated. Cheers!!!
3 days on the Lost!!!
The Lost Coast has it all: unbridled wildlife, impassable tide zones at certain times, adventure, 24 miles of crazy trails, awesome camping areas, camaraderie with people you just met, fun, awe inspiring moments!!! It has it all!!! If you get a chance to go definitely stay at Sea Lion Gultch. All night it sounded like a motorcycle race or someone playing a digido!!! Hahaha Sea Lions make the funniest noises!!!
Shoutout to special people on the way!!!
Jennifer and John, Ben, Justin, Nathan, Linda, Jess, Zoie, Rebecca, dawn, Jasmin and Linda you made this adventure awesome!!! Oh ya and Hachi the Sheba dog!!!
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