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Big Sur Backpacking
Here is brief information about the upcoming backpacking trip. If you have any questions or if you need gear, please let me know. It’s going to be a challenging backpack trip with 1,800+feet of elevation in 5.5 miles, with the sun facing towards us. The trees and cool temps by the ocean will help, but it will still feel challenging.
BACKPACKING GEAR CHECKLIST – Highly recommend to bring gloves, shoes ok to get a little muddy/wet, and fresh pair of clothes and shoes/sandals in your car.
GEAR RENTALS – Please use this link as a reference to let me know what else you need to borrow outside of these Gear Rental listings
WILDERNESS PERMIT – N/A now, will register at the trailhead
PARKING PERMIT: N/A, will pay for parking and register car at parking lot (bring $10 cash in case we cannot pay inside the ranger station for some reason)
California Fire Permit – Annual – Please take the test and print out permit if you would like use a stove
Mini Course – TBD
GROUP BACKPACKING: BEGINNERS WELCOME! WOMEN’S ONLY
We are backpacking at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25
Big Sur, Pine Ridge Trail Trailhead
10.5 miles roundtrip
1.25-2 liters + electrolytes (bring water filter)
Big Sur Station
Terrace Creek Campsite
No (Restrooms available at the Ranger station/Parking Lot
$20 – Bring cash in case we cannot pay at Ranger Station / $10 per calendar day
64/52 Mostly Clear Skies with a few clouds – Saturday
65/52 Partly Cloudy – Sunday –
5-10mph North- Evening light jacket is a must
Saturday morning arrive at Big Sur Station
8am-8:30am (check-in, park, get settled, review pack weight, gear shakedown)
Get Permits at Ranger Station or Leave ASAP and pay Cash at Iron Ranger
Arrive at Campsite:
no later than 8 am (it gets hot, and in time for lunch, before traffic builds up)
Return to cars:
latest 12:00 pm
1000ft+ in elevation and the trail will be muddy in some places. Pit toilets are offered, and there is potable water at the site.
OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:
Elevation Gain Chart
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lpnf/recreation/?cid=fseprd902702 – More info about Pine Ridge Trail
Terrace Creek is the first camp located on the very popular (sometimes overrun) Pine Ridge Trail. The camp is amongst some spectacular redwoods at the junction of the Terrace Creek Trail and the Pine Ridge Trail. Most people hiking through here are on their way to Sykes Hot Spring. Sykes camp can be very very crowded, it is encouraged that backpackers stay at other sites and access Sykes camp as part of a day trip.
Let me know if you are you still in! Let me know if you need to borrow any gear. Stay tuned for a video about the trip and be ready to ask me any questions, I’m here to help you out.
Additionally, here is my Amazon Gear List of a few things that include car camping that I have, in case you are interested. Yes, I earn a commission off these products, but I made sure to only select items I have used, aside from the new Soda Stream (Terra). I have the regular one. https://a.co/dLkywHJ