Redwood National Park
Last Updated 6/4/2008
Only 3% of the Redwoods that originally blanketed the Pacific Coast still stand. Come walk through time in beautiful Redwood National Park where the few remaining old growth redwoods are preserved from being cut down to make decks and picnic tables. You will walk through groves of leviathan trees that are centuries or even millenia old and can grow more than 350' tall.
Our trip will begin in Redwood National Park and morph into Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, eventually ending in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. You may see herds of regal Roosevelt Elk, catch glimpses of whales from scenic outlooks high above the pacific, view a black bear or perhaps see the endangered marbled murrelet. If you've never seen the Pacific Coast or a Redwood Tree, this is the trip for you.
We don't believe in austere eating regimens. Backpacking is a rigorous, rewarding activity. You must feed your body in order for it perform. Your body will dictate that you eat often. It's important to have fuel to feed it. See what we have planned to eat. Note that this is not necessarily a comprehensive list. If you want to bring a big old chocolate cake, go for it. After carrying it 80 miles through the mountains, your body will most likely not desire the empty calories.
Here is a list of equipment we suggest you bring.
The Redwood National Park Fitpacking Trip will be from Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2009. Here is the proposed itinerary.
Steve Silberberg, lives in Hull, MA and has been backpacking since the early 1970s Steve is a SOLO certified Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, and Certified Food Handler and guides most Fitpacking trips.
Todd Soprych, trail name HalfBrew, lives in Savannah, GA and hiked the entire 2200 mile Appalachian Trail in 2008. He is a Wilderness First Responder who guided the 2009 Shenandoah trip.
$1550 per person double occupancy. Here, PPDO means that you will room with someone else during hotel nights (single supplement available)
You will also be responsible for transportation to and from Eureka, CA (ACV) as well as any restaurant meals during off days.
Covered expenses include 2 nights in a hotel, trail food (3 meals per day), ground transportation, permits, satellite phone service, hot tubs, and two awesome guides.
Our journey will begin in Redwood National Park. We’ll backpack up to the Tall Trees Grove and stay in the National park for 4 days. Then we'll take the Skunk Cabbage Trail to the beautiful Pacific Coast, hike along the beach and head into Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park where you are almost certain to see majestic Roosevelt Elk. After several days in the State Park, we'll shuttle to the Klamath Overlook and hike up through Del Norte Creek Redwoods State Park before returning back to Eureka.