Lost Coast Pre Run

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Lost Coast Pre Run was to verify what trails could be used to make a complete loop along the Northern California Coast. The pre run covered 340 miles of which a lot of it lead to locked gates and dead ends. The final road and trail tour that has been posted offers a great trip to see some amazing sights as well as stops to be social and get to know your fellow travelers.

See the full album of pre run images here: http://www.raddrives.com/albums/2015-Lost_Coast-Pre-Run/

The images below are of the pre run done as a last minute family trip. The start of the pre run had lots of fun back roads which sadly were very rough and not good for those who have sports cars.

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After some pavement, we came to the first open stretch of dirt trail. This is a county road, which was fun and had some great views of the mountain range.

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The dirt trail ends right at the coast where we turned north to follow HWY 1. For those who have ever done this section of HWY 1 you know how amazing the sights are.

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We made a quick restroom stop in Mendocino as well as to allow our 14 month old to get out of the car seat for a little.
 

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We reached the main section of dirt trail past Fort Bragg where the trail was very tight and windy. This was as fun section of trail and lead to Usla beach.

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The second trail past Usla beach is more open as well as leads to a great overlook of the cost.

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The end of the run to Eureka took us along the shoreline before making our way back inland to end a very long but fun day.

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