What a great family camping and expedition trip; David and his family, and my family left Friday from the Bay Area and spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Lost Coast.
The Lost Coast is a section of California's north coast in Humboldt County, lying between the King Range and the Pacific Ocean.
Very rugged and remote location.
We started our drive from the East Bay, drove mostly on Hwy 101 heading North 4 hours till we got to Leggett - our first fuel stop. After our fuel stop, we headed West on Hwy 1 and turned right on Usal Rd (really important to use GPS coords and road markers to find this turn off - not easy to find).
Day 1: we camped at Sinkyone Wilderness State Park and saw wild life including family of Elks.
The off-road portion of this trip kicked-in with drive on the unmaintained portion of Usal Rd (took us 4 hours) on our Land Rovers.
Day 2: we ended staying the famous Barn; pleasant surprise staying in this old cabin/barn. Saw more wildlife including more elks.
After spending the night at the Barn, we left the park and continue on Usal (paved) to get to Shelter Cove. Beautiful lil small town.
After Shelter Cove, we made our way back on Hwy 101, topped-off @ Gaverville and stopped by the Drive Thru Tree in Leggett, and spent the rest of our SUnday afternoon @ Glass Beach in Fort Bragg.
Overall, great wknd; if I had to do it again, extend our trip another day or two and spent time north of Shelter Cover in the Kings Range Conversation Area.
Pictures are worth a lot more than words - see below. Enjoy them!