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.
Sunrise at Mattole Beach, starting the Lost Coast Trail.
Looking back towards Mattole Beach after starting south.
Leaving the beach and entering a dirt trail on the Lost Coast.
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.
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.
Dinner on the beach at the campsite near Punta Gorda.
Enjoying a beer and a sunset 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.
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