Campers gather at Mattole Beach at dusk.
Campsite at Mattole Beach, north end of the trail.
Early morning at Mattole Beach before starting the Lost Coast Trail.
Cattle on the hills near Mattole Beach, at the start of the Lost Coast Trail
Morning fog at the beginning of the Lost Coast Trail, near Mattole Beach
Sunrise at Mattole Beach, starting the Lost Coast Trail.
Looking back towards Mattole Beach after starting south.
Walking along the beach at the beginning of the Lost Coast Trail
Leaving the beach and entering a dirt trail on the Lost Coast.
Approaching the Punta Gorda Lighthouse from the north
Trampled grass on the Lost Coast Trail near Punta Gorda.
Crossing Fourmile Creek at Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda's colony of seals.
Harbor seals at Punta Gorda.
Continuing south on the Lost Coast Trail from the Punta Gorda Lighthouse
Elephant seals are commonly found at the Punta Gorda Light
Elephant seals very close to the Lost Coast Trail
Wildflowers and the Punta Gorda Lighthouse.
Punta Gorda Light
Hikers reading the informational sign near the abandoned Punta Gorda Lighthouse.
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.