Saturday, June 26, 2004

Car camping in Henry Coe: 25-27 June, 2004

We went for a weekend to Henry Coe SP, car-camping in the Headquarters Campground (north-gate).
We chose a nice, open spot on a bluff overlooking the valley.....
Saturday we did a day hike to China Hole via Corral Trail, Springs Trail, Madrone Soda Springs Trail, Mile Trail, China Hole Trail to China Hole, we had a nice break and watched the turtles. Back along Manzanita Point Rd and Forest Trail. (total ~10 miles, ~1400 ft elevation gain)
In the evening at the campsite it got really windy, especially at our nicely exposed spot which made the grilling a real challenge. It blew all night, but the tent held up great.
On Sunday we went to Frog Lake via Fish Trail and Middle Ridge Trail, back along Flat Frog Trail. (~ 7.8 miles, ~ 1300 ft elevation gain)
and then back home.