Lost Coast – Day 4

Horse Mountain Creek to Black Sands Beach Last night the stars blazed, and the orbiting satellites vectored in all directions. The half-moon dipped silently into the sea. In the now total darkness, I could clearly see the Milky Way running right through Cassiopeia. This morning I wake to no fog. The wind howls, as it did all night, […]

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Lost Coast – Day 3

Miller Flat to Horse Mountain Creek With fewer miles to go, we are in no hurry to leave. We sleep in well past 7 am. Brian makes coffee while Bri and I trade breakfast snacks. I take her cinnamon PopTarts and she takes my smashed Honey Buns. I am not sure it makes much difference, but […]

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Lost Coast – Day 2

Sea Lion Gulch to Miller Flat Brian wakes much earlier than I expect and begins making coffee on our pointy perch above Sea Lion Gulch. Apparently the tilted terrain did not translate to tranquil sleep. He is tired and a tad cranky. I chow down smashed Little Debbies, while Brian and Bri make the best of […]

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Lost Coast – Day 0 – Preparation

There is a portion of the northern Californian coast so rugged that the famous California Highway One admits defeat, and goes around it. This isolated area, known as the Lost Coast, offers a spectacular 24.6 mile backpacking adventure through the King Range National Conservation Area. The sandy, rocky route clings to the tiny space between the Pacific […]

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MT Day 0 – Milford Track

Situated in Fiordland National Park, Southland, New Zealand is the 53.5 km Milford Track- the “finest walk in the world.” That bold claim can be found on most New Zealand tourism websites. Advertised around the globe as ‘The Finest Walk in the World’… – TripAdvisor.com Experience ‘the finest walk in the world’  – www.doc.govt.nz/milfordtrack anyone with a reasonable […]

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