Monday, January 30, 2012

Rescue at Point No Pass

This past Saturday a group of hikers were rescued on the beach south of Shelter Cove at Point No Pass. I’ll let you read the full details of the story here.
But, know that:

1. Do not attempt to pass Point No Pass (about 1 mile south of Shelter Cove). This is a dangerous spot and is impassable at all tidal levels. The Lost Coast Trail goes around this point along the crest of Chemisal Mountain from Hidden Valley to Needle Rock.

If you are backpacking the northern section of the LCT and want to continue south we recommend that you go up Horse Mountain Creek Trail and walk along King Peak Road. From there it’s less than half a mile on Shelter Cove Road to Chemise Mt. Road and the Hidden Valley Trailhead is 0.2 miles on the right. And, of course, you can do this backwards too if you are hiking the southern section and want to continue north.

2. We have great volunteer rescue groups here in Southern Humboldt (Shelter Cove Fire and Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue were involved in this incident) and we should all be proud. I’m glad that everything turned out ok for the hikers.

Your Wilderness Ranger,


Photo courtesy of Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue

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