LOST COAST TRAIL TRANSPORT SERVICE
I am proud to announce that in 2013 I am devoting all of my personal support and services to our local California State Park by providing hiker shuttle services exclusively for the southernmost 20 mile wilderness section of the Lost Coast Trail.
Hidden south of Shelter Cove between Needle Rock and Usal Beach the 20 mile hike located in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park is a remote and far less traveled part of the Lost Coast Trail. It is a pristine wilderness area and home to various reclusive wildlife and rare native plants. This spirited hike also boasts a herd Roosevelt elk, spring wildflowers, ancient redwood trees and elevated ocean vistas for whale watching. Please be aware that in the Sinkyone Wilderness firearms are not allowed at all, and that dogs are not permitted on the trail.
While without trucking through soft sand or near the dangerous surf this firmly packed trail still offers hiking along the coastline. It is a trail without any dangerous high tide zones or cold rushing creeks to cross. You will have your choice of multiple beachside campsites with pit toilets. These sites are available on a first come basis throughout the hike. Bear cans are not required because there are trees in which to hang your food. The water sources are less than five miles apart, and be sure you filter and/or purify the water before you use it no matter how clean it appears to be to avoid harmful bacteria.
I usually shuttle to the trailhead the day you start the hike. Since wind is not a factor on this trail most hikers choose to head toward Shelter Cove – hiking south to north starting the hike at Usal Beach Campground. The fare for a shuttle between the parking area at the hosted Needle Rock Visitor Center trailhead near Shelter Cove and the obscure Usal Beach campground trailhead is $280 for two people, each additional person is $20, cash only please (gratuity not included). Shared shuttles will split the total fare equally. Larger groups may consider having only their drivers shuttled. Your shuttle time is about two hours and thirty minutes.
*only Usal beach departure reservations require a $280. U.S. Postal Service money order deposit in advance mailed to:
p,o. box 248
I also serve Orchard Camp, Jones Beach, and the Shelter Cove area. Call me for quotes and let me know how i may be of service to you.
You may reserve a shuttle by calling 707-986-9909 and leaving your name and telephone number, and if possible the date you plan to begin the hike. If i am driving i may not be in range of your call so please be patient. I will return your call. I also check email at least once each day. That address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations are usually required, but if you call for immediate need dispatch service please be sure to leave a message stating your position and phone number. I will accomodate you if i am available whenever possible.