Trampled grass on the Lost Coast Trail near Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda's colony of seals.
Punta Gorda Light
Hikers reading the informational sign near the abandoned Punta Gorda Lighthouse.
Lost Coast Bluffs
Hikers have the option of walking the trail on the beach or, when the tide is high, up on the bluffs in this section south of Punta Gorda.
Driftwood forms somewhat of a windbreak at this camp near Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda Sunset
Dusk at our campsite on the beach near Punta Gorda Lighthouse.
Taking pictures of the sunset from camp near Punta Gorda.
Enjoying the sunset near Punta Gorda. The lighthouse is visible on the horizon.
Dinner on the beach at the campsite near Punta Gorda.
The Lost Coast Trail has a few signs of wrecks; this bent rudder is near part of an engine.
This wreck looks like it could have been a railroad car at one point, but I have no idea how it got here.
Peering inside what I believe to be the washed up wreck of a railroad car.
What I believe to be a railroad car buried under sand on the Lost Coast.
Wildflowers growing near the wreck of what looks like a railroad car.
Stopping on a bluff to enjoy the view south of Punta Gorda.
Sea Lion Colony
Sea lions and birds sharing rocks near Sea Lion Gulch.
Taking a quick nap while waiting for the tide to go down on a section of the trail that is usually under water at high tide.
Navigating one of the steeper sections of the Lost Coast Trail.
Part of the Lost Coast Trail that is normally under water at high tide, here navigating as the tide is going out.
Waiting for this to stop - the trail continues right in front of that needle rock and is impassible until the tide drops some more.
What's more California than sitting on the beach eating avocado?