Redwood National Park
Last Updated 6/17/2007
Only 3% of the Redwoods that originally blanketed the Pacific Coast still stand. While old growth redwoods still exist, come walk through time in beautiful Redwood National Park where . groves of leviathan trees that are centuries or even millenia old and can grow more than 350' tall.
Our trip will take us through Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park where Old Growth Redwoods still stand. You may see herds of regal Roosevelt Elk, catch glimpses of whales from scenic outlooks high above the pacific, 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 July 1-12, 2007. Here is the proposed itinerary.
Steve Silberberg, who lives in Hull, MA has many years of backpacking experience over a variety of terrains and guides most Fitpacking trips. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
Brett just moved to the Eureka area, is a Wilderness First Responder and has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. Wow!
$1375 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 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, and two studly guides.
Our journey will begin in Redwood National Park. We’ll backpack up to the Tall Trees Grove and stay in the park for 4 days, exiting at Dolason Prairie. From there, we'll shuttle to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and base camp there for several days doing day hikes throughout the park. Eventually, we'll hike along the Pacific Ocean and finally go to the Trees of Mystery to take a sky bucket ride.