Humboldt Redwoods 2015let us haul your gear while you hike through fern canyons and beside large lagoons
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June 21 -27
7 days/6 nights
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Humboldt Redwoods Classic
June 21st-27th, 2015
Trip Includes: gear haul, canoe adventures, hot dinners, evening programs and much more…!
7 days/6 nights
Our Coastwalkers will begin the six day outing by camping and rambling among the lush flowers, ferns, and shrubs of a magical rain forest. Towering overhead, hikers will behold the tallest trees on the planet, the Sequoia Semperviren. These “super trees” and the area of our Coastwalk were featured in the stunning October 2009 National Geographic article, THE TALLEST TREES.
The daily hikes are taken at a enjoyable pace to allow participants to appreciate the beauty and diversity of our coastline. We will hike and explore six to eight miles per day. The total walk is around 30 to 35 miles. Elevation gains are typical of public nature trails with numerous gee wiz resting points.
Hikers will sleep out in the wild in sleeping bags and tents. However, all that is required on the trail is a light day pack as the hiker’s gear will be shuttled from camp to camp. Hikers will be guided along enormous sand spits that enclose and separate large bodies of water from the Pacific Ocean. These unique formations are referred to as lagoons. Four lagoons will be seen during our hike.Coast trekkers will encounter an exciting contrast in beaches. Tortured granitic and basaltic rock form numerous tide pools for curious naturalists. Placid, moist sand and gravel beaches will give rock hounds a chance to collect the elusive agate.
Whale spouts will be seen along the way, confirming a northern migration to Arctic feeding grounds. Native Americans once led a flourishing existence along our trail. Going back in time, tribes harvested elk, deer, salmon, steelhead trout, and shellfish here. Nearing the end of our COASTWALK, we may have an exciting opportunity to witness a ceremonial Yurok Brush Dance, referred to as the “healing dance”.
Max Capacity: 20
gear haul; guided hiking; camping & parking fees; dinners, hot water/coffee & light breakfast fixings; kayaking trip; evening programs
Make Sure to Bring:
ground cloth or rain fly; water resistant or water-proof light weight jacket (damp weather is a likely event)
Average Daily Hiking:
7 to 8 miles per day
Types of Hiking Surfaces
sandy beaches and well defined forest trails; fairly level; but moderate in difficulty
Elevation Gains & Losses
800 ft max elevation gain/loss on one day
There are no fitness requirements for this trip.
Humboldt Redwoods Classic
Subject to change (some hikes and campsites use special permits. This itinerary is not a recommendation for personal use)
arrive at Prairie Creek State Park
evening program and Coastwalk introductions
hike through Fern Canyon and Gold Bluff
Skunk Cabbage Trail Hike
camp at Orick Rodeo Grounds
Redwood National Park visit
camp at Dry Lagoon
Big Lagoon & Agate Beach hike
camp at Patrick’s Point State Park
optional Rim Trail stroll
visit Wedding Rock or climb Ceremonial Rock
in the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to visit Sumeg Village
hike to Elk Head to view offshore sea stacks
hike to Trinidad head
I’ve spent my adult life in Humboldt County. I was attracted to the area by its small population, its huge water sheds and magnificent coniferous forests. My children, once gone from the area, now make their homes here. I have been volunteering with Coastwalk for eight years. This is my fifth year of serving as Walk Coordinator. Hiking in our redwood forests is an wonderful privilege. I enjoy pulling our dedicated volunteers together each year to put on a memorable Humboldt Classic coast walk. You will enjoy your time on our inspiring adventure.