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Lost Coast Info?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by redninja, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Went to Sinkyone Wilderness Park Yesterday... but on the ride home, near Lost Coast beach... ZEBRAS! WTF!

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    More ZEBRAS (Nose anyway).

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    And Elk. (at Sinkyone of course) Big bull was headed off to roust out some interlopers.

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    Needle Rock Ranch house... on a foggy day.

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  2. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    Nice Twilight. Looks like pot smoking zebras! :rofl

    What were the morning or daytime temps?
    I'll be through on friday.:deal

    Cheer :freaky
  3. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    >"What were the morning or daytime temps?
    I'll be through on friday.:deal"

    Heh. North Coast: Cold and wet to hot and dry!

    Mornings... Upper 50's to Low 60's.
    Afternoon, off the coast, 80 degrees plus. Move 2nd range east, 90's.
    On the coast... 60's. Hopefully you'll find a day without fog!
  4. Maxacceleration

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    Thanks again Twilight. I have all the gear - and I hope the decent weather continues!
  5. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    if you take kongs peak road to shelter cove look for saddle mountain rd on the right. it will take to the peak and offer great views of the lost coast from way up.

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  6. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    >"it will take to the peak and offer great views of the lost coast from way up."

    (Sigh). Last 2 times I've been there... like a polar bear in a snow storm. (fog). Waiting for a day when the fog blows away. (hopefully)
    Been a 'Year without a summer' on the beach.
  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    was up there last weds and it was clear as a bell and warm. we rode down to The Inn On The Lost Coast checked in and had a beer on the deck. the water was glissening from the sun. the next morning however,not so much. lol got pics still in camera though.

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  8. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Headed that way Sunday. Can't wait! :clap
  9. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    And how was Kings Peak road for you? Doable solo?
    Any additional views to be had on Kings Peak? (other than the Saddle Mtn rd)
    I have seen some big rutted dirt road (& mud) pics on here. Wondering if they were Kings Peak.
    I am a competent rider but I try to limit my losses and risks riding solo.
  10. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    kings peak rd is easy to ride. no real views of the pacific except for saddle mnt rd and thats a beauty. Mattlole rd to the north does offer spectacular views as well as needles point just south of shelter cove.

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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i choose to ride lost coast in the later fall after the fog is gone.
    right about now till the winter rains come in are the perfect time to ride the LC
  12. Maxacceleration

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    Decisions, decisions... Maybe I'll do both.

    Looks like I have picked a good time to do the LC.

    Thank you all for great info.
    I am headed out tomorrow at noon! :clap I think my lifted 658 will be a great steed for this ride. I can't wait. :evil
  13. norcalstew

    norcalstew Adventurer

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    I'm glad I poked around and found this thread. I'm planning a DS ride the end of this month and alot of the roads I've selected are talked about here and with pics. I've never been to the LC, looks like some scenic country. I cant wait. Will post a report when done.
  14. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    if your in shelter cove at dinner time go to the chart room to eat. well youll have too since its the only game in the cove. but do go. good food and youll find it quite quirky in a good way. we loved it and ate there two nights.

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  15. TwilightZone

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    >"kings peak rd is easy to ride"

    IMHO: Not on a 'street' bike. Pretty nasty switchbacks (bull dust, humps and off camber)
    over a couple miles where the Kings Peat road comes up to Ettersburg road.

    I would NOT want to take my FJR1300 on it.
  16. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I will consider Kings Peak at the time I cross that road - time dependent. My 658 is lifted to 800 height.
    Truly I want the most scenic road.

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  17. TwilightZone

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    If that's your bike. No worries.

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    This one... not so good.

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  18. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    yea no fjr,goldwings or roadkings! lol

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  19. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Whats up yall?? Im heading to Cambria for the HUBB meeting next month and am taking the week before off work for a little road trip. One of the places i would really like to see is the Lost Coast.

    My biggest question is whether or not it is doable to get from Fortuna to Cambria in 2 days without having to kill myself doing it.

    My tentative plan right now is to spend saturday, sunday, and monday getting from Lancaster to Red Bluff up 395, crossing over to either Arcata or Fortuna depending on the highway I pick, and then down the LC.

    Problem is, I dont know any of that area at all so Im kinda getting hung up on times. I want to be in Cambria by Thursday sometime.

    I still need to go buy a new map book and really sit down with it to pick a route. I just dont like planning out too much. Prefer the spontaneity of just going.

    Thinks its doable?? Considering the amount of time I spend in the Eastern Sierra, I am also considering just blasting up the 5 to Redding or thereabouts and then spend the week coming down the coast.

    Any help/tips/advice appreciated.
  20. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Long timer Supporter

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    Fortuna to Cambria in 2 days is doable (assuming you are mostly riding asphalt... dirt roads will make it a lot more challenging). Aim for southern Marin county or SF as your destination at the end of Day 1. Hwy 1 in Nor Cal has a lot of beautiful riding. You'll want to enjoy it.