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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  • On Day 96 we made it to Mexico!! 🇲🇽🌀🌞💙 Together, we ran the final stretch of the #CaliforniaCoastalTrail, holding hands until we reached the border fence. Beachgoers in Mexico reached their arms through the fence and we embraced them and each other, letting the tears and smiles flow. "We walked here from Oregon!!" we exclaimed. Then, we were immediately yelled at by border patrol to stay 100 ft back from the fence 😂 Family, friends, and supporters gathered at Border Field State Park for a closing ceremony. There, the City of Imperial Beach, and the County of San Diego presented us with proclamations, officially naming August 4, 2016 MoJo day! We were completely overwhelmed with gratitude for this coastline, each other, and everyone who supported us on our journey. Major thanks to @ca_coastal and the California Coastal Trail Association, who funded our outreach and data collection initiative. And the MOST gratitude for @alisanlovesnature who was making everything happen behind the scenes! Anddd THANK YOU for following our journey and supporting our mission to raise awareness for California Coastal Trail. There is still a lot of work to be done! You can help right now by telling 3 friends about the CCT!! And then get out there and experience this amazingly powerful, beautiful, tranquil, inspiring coastline for yourself on the California Coastal Trail!! Wowzers. Can't believe it's been a whole year!!!!
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This will be the last of our daily posts narrating the progress of our hike, but the journey is not nearly over. We are lifetime advocates for coastal access, stewardship, and protection, so stay tuned for more! 
#throwback #wemadeit #thruhike #missionaccomplished #1200miles #96days #oregontomexico #sostoked #sooverwhelmed #borderfence #internationalfriends #tijuana #imperialbeach #sandiego #mojoday #coastaltrail #coastwalk #castateparks #borderfieldstatepark #beachwalking #hike #trail #california #westcoastbestcoast #oceanminded #protectwhatyoulove #optoutside #womenwhohike
  • Loving these epic San Diego bluff trails!!!💗🌊🤙Miles and miles of desert chaparral meet the teal sea in perfect harmony🙏#Thankgoodness for these beautiful undeveloped landscapes! On Day 93 we were overflowing with gratitude for this experience, this coastline, each other, and all the trail angels who helped us get this far🌀🌀🌀
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Day 93 - 8/1/16
14 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1165.05
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#sandiego #california #californiacoast #CaliforniaCoastalTrail #oceanminded #adventure #beach #coast #coastwalk #coastaltrail #coastalaccess #coastalsteward #beachbums #westcoastbestcoast #optoutside #boogieboards
  • 92 days later—still wave dancing down the coast! 👯 Soaking up that #sandiego #sunshine on our last few days on the #californiacoastaltrail 🌀🌞🌊💙
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Day 92 - 7/31/16
22.75 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1151.05
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#sano #sanonofre #sanonofrebeach #castateparks #wavedance #westcoastbestcoast #coastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #bluffs #beachwalk #coastlife #coastculture
  • We boogied in to the FINAL COUNTY🎶🕺🕺on our coastwalkin' tour of California... #SANDIEGOCOUNTY!!! Clear sparkling water, warm soft sand, and golden rays of sunshine launched us to cloud nine as we soaked up groovy vibes on the #CaliforniaCoastalTrail 😎🌀🌊💗🐚🌞Here's a #sanonofre #sunset snap from one of our final days on the #trail🌀🌀🌀
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#sanO #sandiego #oceanminded #coastwalk #coastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #beachbums #optoutside #tranquilvibes #groovybaby #california #californiacoast #westcoastbestcoast #womenwhohike #beachbums
  • On Day 90 we explored the San Clemente Beach Trail, a beautiful, well-loved 2.3 mile segment of the California Coastal Trail. This is a shining example of a community coming together to build an epic section of the CCT. What was once an informal path by the railroad tracks is now a safe, multi-use rail-trail that is accessible for all!
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Day 90 - 7/29/17
12.5 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1128.3
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#sanclemente #sanclementebeachtrail #coastwalk #coastaltrail #californiacoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #orangecounty #occoastaltrail #coastalaccess #oceanminded #trail #hiking #trailsforall
  • Wooo! Happy Friday all you Beach Babes! On Day 89 we enjoyed a beachside art show in lovely #LagunaBeach! 💗🌊🎨🌴Hope y'all get out and  #explorethecoast this weekend! Yeeeewww! 🌊🐚🌞😍Thanks so much for the 📷 @tracey.s_journey!
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Day 89 - 7/28/16
15.5 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1115.8
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#beachmural #lagunabeach #CaliforniaCoastalTrail #oceanminded #orangecounty #oc #occoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #orange #womenwhohike #optoutside #summerlovin
  • On Day 88 we hopped on the Balboa Island Ferry, which is part of the #CaliforniaCoastalTrail in Orange County! 🍊🌞🌀🌊 This ferry has been taking passengers across the 800 ft crossing between Newport Beach and Balboa Island since 1919!
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Day 88 - 7/27/16
11.4 Miles
Total Miles on the CCT: 1100.3
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#balboaisland #balboaislandferry #balboa #newport #newportbeach #orangecounty #oc #occoastaltrail #mojocoastwalk #orange
  • 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

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