Northern Lost Coast Mattole Beach to Shelter Cove

The northern Lost Coast is a truly idyllic place to go backpacking. The secret has gotten out and now permits are required, but it is still not terribly crowded, especially during the winter months. We only saw a few other people the whole weekend. I got about 10 people from my school together to do a key swapping trip, and we did the Northern Section in one weekend.

As the area is so pretty and since the trip went so smoothly, I will mostly let the pictures speak for themselves.

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we had to start early to get around the sections impassable during high tide

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Anthony(different Anthony not me) crossing a freezing cold creek early in the morning

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the lighthouse
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another small creek

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we got to camp around noon so there was plenty of time to lounge around
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we climbed a large hill above our camp, and the view was amazing

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spun some steel wool that night on the beach near the water, very far away from any grasses

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Anthony did not like getting his feet wet
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there were many waterfalls like this all up and down the beach
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the reason bear canisters are required
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looking back up the coast from Black Sands Beach

 

 

 

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