Redwood National Park Fatpacking Itinerary

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Fatpacking Itinerary, Sunday, July 1, 2007 - Thursday, July 12, 2007

Page updated: 6/15/2007
Route subject to change

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Fly into Eureka, CA (ACV). We will pick you up when you arrive.

Check into Holiday Inn Express, 3107 Concorde Dr., McKinleyville, CA 95519, 707-840-9305

Equipment shakedown

Trip to Eureka for last minute forgotten items. Possible destinations, Northern Mountain Supply or Adventure's Edge

Trail mix distribution

Go out to dinner

"Before" body composition measurements taken

Monday, July 2, 2007

"Before" measurements taken, as well as optional photos (bring something revealing)

You'll have an opportunity to take one last shower. Normally, there are no further opportunities to get clean, but this trip has the potential for swimming as well as a campground shower.

All the items that you won't bring on the trail will be set aside.


Shuttle to Redwood National Park (1-2 hours)

Begin Hiking at Redwood Creek Trailhead, elevation 100'

Hike 2.0 Miles, Total to Date: 2.0 Miles

Camp on Redwood Creek, Elevation 100'

Bailout: Bald Hills Rd.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hike 6.2 miles to the Tall Trees Grove

Redwoods are huge

Camp near Tall Trees Grove, elevation 100'

6.2 miles today. Total to Date: 8.2 Miles

Bailout: Bald Hills Rd or C-Line Rd.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Day-Hike about 10 miles up Redwood Creek

Camp near Tall Trees Grove, elevation 100'

10 miles today. Total to Date: 18.2 Miles

Bailout: Bald Hills Rd or C-Line Rd.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Hike 8.5 miles on the Dolason Prairie Trail, elevation 2450'

Swimming possible in Redwood Creek

Shuttle to environmental camp in Prairie Creek Redwoods SP

Camp at environmental camp'

8.5 miles today. Total to Date: 26.7

Bailout: Bald Hills Rd.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Shuttle to Redwood Creek Overlook, elevation 2000'

Day-Hike 10.5 miles on Lost Man Creek Trail, elevation 200'

Shuttle to Elk Prairie Campground, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Camp at sites 5 and 21

10.5 miles today, Total to Date: 37.2

Bailout: Route 101

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Day-Hike 14.8 miles on Rhododendron Trail and Prairie Creek Trail

14.8 miles today, Total to Date: 52.0

Camp at Elk Prairie, sites 5 and 21

Roosevelt Elk at Gold Bluffs

Bailout: Route 101

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Day Hike 12.9 miles to Fern Canyon via Miner's Ridge and James Irvine Trails

12.9 miles today. Total to Date: 64.9

Camp at Elk Prairie, sites 21 and 43

Bailout: Route 101

Monday, July 9, 2007

Hike 8.6 miles to Ossagon Rocks via West Ridge Trail

8.6 miles today, Total to Date: 73.5

Camp at Ossagon Rocks

Bailout: Rt 101

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Day Hike 7.3 miles on the Ossagon Trail, Hope Trail, and Ten Taypo Trails

Backpack 3.8 miles to Miner's Ridge campsite

11.1 miles today, Total to Date: 84.6

Camp at Miner's Ridge

Bailout: Route 101

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hike 7.2 miles on the Skunk Cabbage Trail to the Skunk Cabbage Creek trailhead

7.2 miles today, Total to Date: 91.8

Bailout: Coastal Drive

Gather all stored stuff

Shuttle to Trees of Mystery

Check into Motel Trees

Ride the Sky Trail

"After" measurements taken

Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Thursday, July 12, 2007

"After" measurements taken again

Check out of Motel Trees


Airport Drop at Eureka

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