Packing for trips like this gives me an idea of what it must be like each December for Santa Claus. I keep making my lists and checking them twice. As a friend pointed out the dilemma of doing a trip like this solo, is that if I forget something its all on me, I won’t have a traveling companion to have remembered it.
|At least one item on the tarp didn’t make it in the final bag.|
It seems I already have several followers before the trip has really begun, thanks to my publicist (Jeanni). One of my readers (Meg), suggested that I let everyone know the total mileage and total elevation gain/loss of the trip. I wish I could provide all of this information, however, I cannot. The total mileage of the California Coast is approx. 1038 miles, 1670 km for those of you who prefer metric. However, the itinerary I have planned includes some side trips through redwood groves, bringing the total up to around 1049 miles (1688 km). I may also tack on an extra 40 or so miles if I choose to tour through the Lost Coast.
|The packed trailer.|