Lost Coast Nor Cal

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Shine13, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Shine13

    Shine13 Adventurer

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    Who has ridden dual sports along the lost coast? What is ridable, what is off limits to motor vehicles, is there any single track that can be ridden, does anyone have any GPS tracks they would be willing to share? Thanks for your help.

    - Ben
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  2. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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  3. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Relaxing at the beach

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  4. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    First recognize that the true "Lost Coast" is not accessible by vehicle...you walk North from Shelter Cove or South from Petrolia on the beach to see that..

    The road [good dirt road for all bikes and cars] inland that runs North/South is a dirt road with some limited access to coves on the coast...worth seeing..do checkout Whiterthorn for certain...but also remember that is prime "grower country" so don't go wandering around on a 'walk-about' or exploring on some out of the way dirt track...unless you know the grower..:wink:

    Lived and worked along that coast for 30 years...until I escaped!
    Phil

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitethorn,_California
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  5. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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  6. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Yes, but not the Lost Coast...cuz at high tides and especially with large swells there is no beach only sheer mountain sides rising from sea level to several thousand feet..often hikers get stranded and are lucky if they have a gully to escape up...very cool country and very primitive, like in unspoiled.

    Besides...I hope nobody takes anything mechanized on that pristine section of coast...

    But that is just me...Phil:brow
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  7. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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  8. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    Those were fun ones Dave, just got done reading your ride reports.
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  9. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    We went down there couple of years ago. Usal is pretty straightforward, but a really nice area to explore.

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