Lost Coast Father’s Day Weekend Trip
Friday, June 14, 201904:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)16:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
Sunday, June 16, 201903:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)15:00 Hrs GMT -8:00
- OVERLAND BOUND REGION
- EVENT TYPE
1 VERY EASY
- Dirt Road
- Off Road Tires
- HAM 146.460
Rally Point Notes:
ADVENTURE IS NECESSARY
The Central California Meet-Up crew is heading to the Lost Coast to tackle a weekend trip to Usal Beach campgrounds, then north via Usal RD to Wailaki campground. Both nights will be at campgrounds but with limited to no services like water and decent bathrooms. Be prepared to be self sufficient for 3 days for food and water.
The drive up Hwy 1 is amazing just south of the Usal Road turn off. Usal Rd from Hwy 1 takes about 45 minutes to get down to the campground. Usal Rd is a rough dirt road at parts so your vehicle needs to be capable to travel a possibly rutted & muddy forest road. On Saturday we will drive from Usal Beach campground to Wailaki Campground which is about 24 miles and the estimated drive time with a group is about 4 hours. Sunday we will visit Shelter Cove and the Lighthouse there, and head home. We could opt for a visit to Glass Beach which is just north of a Fort Bragg as we head south and home.
The Sinkyone Wilderness State Park is on our way Saturday and there’s a Ranger Station we will visit if we can. The road was washed out this winter and I don’t know the estimated repair time table. If we get lucky the Elk will still be coming down in the mornings at Usal Beach.
Friday June 14th, 2019
Usal Beach Campground N 39°49.878', W 123°50.777'
Arrive when you can, it will be busy so the earlier the better
Saturday June 15th, 2019
Wailaki Camp ground N 40°3.286', W 124°1.457'
We will head north on Usal Rd
Sunday June 16th, 2019
Shelter Cove, see some sights
Head south down Hwy 1 to Glass Beach north of Fort Bragg. Fun stop
WHAT TO BRING:
$8 for Wailaki Campgrounds
Food and water for 3 days
Toilet as the bathrooms are poorly maintained
(Usal Beach is no longer maintained by the rangers)
Ear plugs as Usal Campground can get noisy depending on who’s there
Firewood and warm clothes if the fog rolls in
Mark EMember# 10207
- Start Point: Whitethorn, CA 95589, USA GPS Coordinates: 39.83177, -123.84714 Notes: Usal Campground Friday June 14th, 2019
- WayPoint 1: Whitethorn, CA 95589, USA GPS Coordinates: 40.0182, -124.00281 Notes: Saturday June 15th, 2019 Wailaki Campground
- WayPoint 2: Whitethorn, CA 95589, USA GPS Coordinates: 40.02237, -124.06945 Notes: Cape Mendocino Lighthouse at Shelter Cove
- End Point: Fort Bragg, CA 95437, USA GPS Coordinates: 39.45261, -123.8135 Notes: Glass Beach
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