For months I have been waiting for this moment to arrive. My friend Roger and I have been planning and are now finally leaving on a four day backpacking trip along the route of the Skunk Train between Fort Bragg and Willits.
The total distance is 40 miles. The images below show mile markers I compiled via G-Map Pedometer. We think ten miles per day should be about right.
There are a lot of trestles, a couple of tunnels and a train to keep in mind. We will be walking through mostly Redwood Forest. We have a copy of the train schedule with us. Also a filtering waterpump, GPS for keeping track of distance covered and my moleskin sketch pad. Roger is a birder so will have his binoculars and I will have my lightweight camera.
We are also anxious to try out our new gear. I have a Gossimer Gear "Mariposa Plus"backpack, "Neo Air" air mattress and "The One" tent. Roger is trying out a new cuban fiber tarp and a cuban fiber backpack by Z-Pack.
Boys and their toys!!! Perfect!!
We should be back Wednesday the 17th of June.
Meanwhile, I highly recommend keeping track of:
Roz who is rowing across the pacific
Phil's blog the world we mostly ignore
Life in Japan a couple doing the simple complex life
and other links over there on the left.
Have a great weekend.