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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
"Hat Rock" is impassable at all tide levels
There is an area of the Lost Coast Trail about 1 mile south of Sea Lion Gulch that is impassable at all tide levels. At this area you will need to travel up off the beach for about a 1/2 mile.
If traveling North to South, this is what the area will look like:
From standing at Sea Lion Gulch looking south. The pink arrow is where you will want to travel up the creek a few hundred feet and find the trail to go overland.
As you approach you will see this rocky area. The trail goes up and over this. Just walk up the creek a bit to find the trail.
Next, You will come to this sign:
This is the Junction of the Lost Coast Trail with the Cooskie Spur Trail.The LCT goes back north for a short distance, following a fence line. Go through the gate (please close) and drop back down to the beach. The storms this winter eroded the hillside a bit so don't expect there to be a trail for the last 15 feet down to the beach.
If you are traveling South to North this is what you will see:
As mentioned above, this is where the hill side has been eroded from the winter storms. You will need to scramble a bit here.
When you see this sign, go up and over!
Hopefully this helps you find your way.
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