Many parts of the trail had black bear tracks along the beach. This near Big Flat.
Sunset at Big Creek
Watching the sun set from our campsite at Big Creek.
Big Creek Sunset
Sunset from our campsite at Big Creek.
Hiking on the Beach
Approaching Big Creek at the end of another day on the Lost Coast Trail.
A shelter made out of driftwood, shielding campers from the gusty winds.
Views to the north from the trail on Spanish Flat.
Interesting geologic formations like this can be found on many parts of the Lost Coast Trail.
This small section of the trail wasn't quite below the tide yet...no problem.
Whale Bone Balance
This whale bone is precariously balancing on the rocks.
Showing off some sea glass while waiting for the tide to fall below the trail.
Waiting for this to stop - the trail continues right in front of that needle rock and is impassible until the tide drops some more.
Part of the Lost Coast Trail that is normally under water at high tide, here navigating as the tide is going out.
Sea Lion Colony
Sea lions and birds sharing rocks near Sea Lion Gulch.
This wreck looks like it could have been a railroad car at one point, but I have no idea how it got here.
The Lost Coast Trail has a few signs of wrecks; this bent rudder is near part of an engine.
Dinner on the beach at the campsite near Punta Gorda.
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.
Punta Gorda's colony of seals.
The rocky shoreline along the Lost Coast.
One of the stream crossings along the Lost Coast Trail.
Seaweed at the Spanish Creek campsite.
Wildflowers and the Punta Gorda Lighthouse.
Harbor seals at Punta Gorda.
Crossing Fourmile Creek at Punta Gorda.
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