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.
Here are some pictures from a later visit to the Northern Lost Coast