Originally Posted by russvodder
Mornin'. How was the coast this weekend?
Most excellent...also very challenging, muddy, and pain inducing
we BARELY made it around the first point with the tide Friday night...we knew we were pushing it, traffic sucked ass, and the sun was setting, tide was coming in, i got a little scared, we had to say "fuck it lets just get wet" at one point...there was water and sea foam you couldn't see through everywhere. stressful! (and i didn't have time to get my gloves out, so i got a nice palm slash on those rocks) but we made it, set up camp in jefferson cove in the dark...headed up the ladder in the morning (scary scary!) the trail was more than muddy, so glad we had our gators, much needed!
ended up at mosquito creek saturday night, didn't want to head all the way to toleak, since a group of 20+ frat boys passed us on the trail and that was where they were headed. we heard from another couple of guys on the trail that the frat guys had camped at the beach before the point the night before and were settting off fireworks evidently. we actually saw one or two being set off from where we camped at mosquito. we headed back to jefferson cove sunday morning, hung out there for the day, and hiked back out (at the right time for the tide) yesterday morning...
i'm sore in places i didn't know existed, and i fucked my shoulders up pretty good...they were sore to begin with and then one wrong oomph on the rocks on the way out tweaked my right one something awful.
but, all in all, a good time. got to watch lots of bald eagles, mommas with their juveniles, which was way cool, saw an otter that had a staring contest with us monday morning, and lots of little critter tracks along the beach.
eta: the weather was great too, only rained sunday night while we were sleeping, and other than that just overcast, but not too cold. only good sunset was friday, and we couldn't really enjoy that one since we were scrambling over rocks.