MoJo Coastwalk

Santa Cruzin’ the CCT

Santa Cruzin’ the CCT

We cruised into Santa Cruz County just in time to meet a big south swell hitting the coast! The whole community was buzzing with palpable excitement, as ocean lovers from all walks of life emerged to enjoy the waves. We were jones-ing for a surf, despite the dumping...

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MoJo in San Mateo

MoJo in San Mateo

We zoomed through San Francisco in a whirlwind of family, friends, fantastic trails, and fabulous fun. The City and County of SF share the same geographical boundaries, so in the blink of an eye, all 11 miles of SF County’s coastline had flown by, and we were entering...

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From the Headlands to the Bay

From the Headlands to the Bay

We’ve made it into our fifth county along the California Coastal Trail! Marin County encompasses the spectacular Tomales Bay, famous for its oysters and gorgeous panoramas. We canoed across Tomales Bay over the San Andreas Fault to our boat-in campsite at Marshall...

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Stoked on Sonoma

Stoked on Sonoma

As we crossed over the Gualala River, beautiful Sonoma County greeted us with breathtaking views, best described by our favorite coast adventurer, J Smeaton Chase in 1911. The view was almost impossibly perfect…To the west I caught glimpses of dazzling sea; and...

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MoJo in Mendo

MoJo in Mendo

We crossed from Humboldt in to Mendocino County while hiking the Lost Coast in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. Emerging from the backcountry at Usal Beach on the 21st day of our expedition, we were greeted by large male Roosevelt Elk grazing at the Usal Beach...

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MoJo’s Trek along California’s Lost Coast

MoJo’s Trek along California’s Lost Coast

The Lost Coast—6 days to walk 64 miles of the wildest and most dramatic coastline in California, traversing black sand beaches, blooming wildflower flats, dense temperate rainforests, and steep mountain ridges that drop into the crashing sea below. The trail fords...

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Hangin’ in Humboldt on the CCT

Hangin’ in Humboldt on the CCT

We woke up in our boat-in campsite feeling like we were in the jungle. Hummingbirds zoomed through the clearing above our tent, chirping and buzzing overhead. The morning fog accumulated in dew drops on the leafy walls around us. We packed up and took a last look...

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First days in Humboldt County

First days in Humboldt County

We started our 6th day on the California Coastal Trail on the north side of the Klamath River, where Oregos, a helpful Yurok spirit, is embodied as a large rock at the rivermouth. Oregos and her sister, another stalwart rock on the south side, help to guide the salmon...

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We Love Del Norte

We Love Del Norte

Greetings Earthlings! MoJo Coastwalk has officially launched! We are en route on the California Coastal Trail. We hit the trail on Sunday May 1, 2016 with perfect sunny weather in Del Norte County. The sand was radiating warmth, the waves were crashing into bright...

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  • Wow! We made it to the OC! Check out that damn fine CCT Blue Swirl 🌀🌀🌀we discovered! It's incredible to remember that we woman-powered ourselves from the Oregon border all the way down here!!!!💗🌞🌊👯Warm water, SoCal Energy, and lots of friends and family... we are so lucky to have experienced this epic adventure! Sending you all good vibes today! Long live the #CaliforniaCoastalTrail! *
Day 87 - 7/26/16
36.1 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1088.9
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#womanpower #orangecounty #beachlife #bolsachica #california #californiacoast #theOC #mojocoastwalk #wehikedhere #dayyyyyyum!!!! #womenwhohike #optoutside #partypartyparty #beachbabes #hashtags #beachbums #beach #coastwalk #oceanminded #ocean
  • Happy Birthday to this ocean goddess! 🎉🌞🌊💙One year ago we celebrated Jo's birthday on the CCT while hiking around the Palos Verdes peninsula. Hiking with Jo is a truly wonderful experience. She is so observant, taking the time to slow down and appreciate all of nature’s beauty. Her curiosity and wonder are contagious as she draws your attention to Earth’s amazing displays, like this osprey dive-bombing for fish. 🦅🐟🌎 Jo, you are so full of life, and we are soooo lucky to have you as our sea sister! Happy Birthday! We love you so much! 💙🌀💙🌀💙🌀
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Day 86
12.25 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1052.8
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#trailbirthdays #seasister #welovejo #osprey #birdsofprey #palosverdes #cliffs #coastwalk #californiacoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #losangeles #lacoastaltrail #pv #palosverdespeninsula
  • On Day 84 we paraded down the beach in Santa Monica and Venice with this awesome crew, chanting CCT all the way!
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Day 84 - 7/23/16
9 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1025.8
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#venice #venicebeach #coastwalk #californiacoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #losangeles #santamonica #lacoastaltrail
  • On Day 80 we got a big dose of motivation and inspiration from this amazing group of people! We met on the #CaliforniaCoastalTrail at Ormond Beach to share stories of coastal preservation and restoration. Ormond Beach is one of the only beaches left in Southern California with an intact dune-transition zone–marsh system, and is considered the most important wetland restoration opportunity in SoCal! Fortunately, the Ormond Wetlands are currently being restored by @ca_coastal, @nature_org, @audubonsociety, and other partners. Way to go! 👍👊🌀💙🌊 BIG THANKS to Senator Fran Pavley, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, County Supervisor Kathy Long, Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramírez and everyone who attended this event—your positive energy helped us power through our last two weeks on the trail! 
Photo Cred 📷: Michael Cabezas
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Day 80 - 7/19/16
34.3 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 991.0
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#ormond #ormondbeach #ormondwetlands #wetlandrestoration #wetlands #marshlands #protectwetlands #natureconservancy #oxnard #ventura #venturacounty #audubonsociety #coastwalk #californiacoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #beachwalk #socal #california #hiking #hike #trail #thruhike
  • Day 79 was an extra special day for us😊✨We celebrated the birthday of our amazing Auntie Ali, @alisanlovesnature, with a morning surf in Ventura🌊💗🏄🏽‍♀️🌸🌞Auntie is a dream best friend... her warm smile, infectious laugh, and adventurous fun loving spirit are a constant source of positivity and inspiration💕This lady is strong! Plus kind, loyal, hilarious, AND committed to ocean stewardship?! An A++ human!!! Auntie kept our crew organized down the coast, and managed so many aspects of our journey. We are forever grateful for her friendship and so excited to wish her a very happy birthday today💗🎂🥂LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK AUNTIE
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Day 79 - 7/18/16
11.75 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 956.8
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#bestfriendsforever #amazingauntieali #beachbums #ventura #vtown #cstreet #surferspoint #oceanminded #mermaid #coastalsteward #adventureladies #fishwomen #coastaltrail #coastalaccess #coastalconservation #californiacoastaltrail #coastwalk #mojocoastwalk #california #goldengirl #loveyousomuch #happybirthday
  • Come hang out this Thursday in Santa Barbara! ☀️🌀🌊🤙
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WHAT: Presentation by Mo and Jo, "Thru-Hiking the California Coastal Trail: Oregon to Mexico in 96 Days"
WHEN: July 20th, 2017 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery
40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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This is a FREE event and everyone is invited to attend!
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This talk is co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Trails Council and the Santa Barbara Public Library. The talk is part of the Wilderness Hiking Series held on the third Thursday of each month at the library.
  • On Day 77 we took the CCT through the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, one of the last remaining wetlands in Southern California. In SoCal, 90% of wetlands have been destroyed through filling, draining, and dredging. We are so grateful that these 15 acres of wetlands have been protected and restored. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, supporting a huge diversity of wildlife. They also help reduce the impacts from storms, maintain good water quality, recharge groundwater, store carbon, help stabilize climatic conditions, and control pests!
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Day 77 - 7/16/16
15 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 933.3
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#carpinteria #carp #wetlands #carpinteriasaltmarsh #welovecarp #saltmarsh #wetlandsareimportant #protectwetlands #coastwalk #californiacoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #beachwalk #socal #california #hiking #hike #trail #thruhike
  • Hope all y'alls are out adventurin' this lovely weekend!!! 💗😘✨🌊🌲🚵🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏕
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On Day 76 we hiked through Santa Barbara where our wonderful friends joined us for a Happy Hour Hike Along😊
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If you missed our Hike Along last year and want to hear about our journey, meet us this Thursday July 20 @ 6:30 at the SB Public Library!! 👍
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Day 76 - 7/15/16
10 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 918.3
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#santabarbara #californiacoast #californiacoastaltrail #friendswhohiketogether #adventureladies #womenwhohike #optoutside #beachbums
  • Running towards the weekend like there's a giant foam wave about to take us out 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🌊Happy Friday! ☀️🌎🌀💙🤙
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#snowyplover #plover #coaloilpoint #californiacoastaltrail #shorebird #coastwalk #beachwalk #mojocoastwalk #coastlife #coastculture
  • WOOOOO!!! On Day 74, we hiked right on through our alma mater, UC Santa Barbara!! We first met while working toward our master's degrees at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at #UCSB and the rest is history😊The #californiacoastaltrail routes along UCSB's beaches and through the campus itself! Excellent!😍🌊💗😎🤙
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Day 74 - 7/13/17
10 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 908.3
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@bren_life #gauchos #ole #marinepolicynerds #brenlife #californiacoast #womenwhohike #mojocoastwalk #optoutside

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