Hitch Leader: David Nestor
After spending their time off in San Fran, the Wild Corps continued their work in the King Range. The first task was to get everyone to the bottom of the Cooskie Spur trail. After a windy night sleepiing in an old light house we were there. Unfortunatly we only had a little time to work with our fearless Leader, Megan, who would be leaving for some well earned time with her family and loved ones.
We completed in four days, a full quarter mile of trail reroute. The new trail now leads hikers across a beautiful hill side instead of along the beach. Hikers on The Lost Coast Trail will still have plenty of sand to cross and the hill offers a great view of the ocean.
After finishing the trail the crew moved up Cooskie Spur Trail and along the ridge to a new camp at Cooskie Creek. Along the way we replanted about 20 trail markers knocked over by cows who use them as scratching posts.
Once at the creek we split in two teams. One team building a stair case out of rock leading down to tthe creek. The other team headed up from the creek to lopper out Cooskie Creek trail. The stairs that were built are not only beautiful but, bomb proof. Now a lovely set of six steps take you down to the crystal clear water for a crossing. After our ten days we packed up and made the short climb up to Windy Point to our truck. We got a lot done, missed Megan, got soaked from the mist, and helped reroute The Lost Coast Trail. It was time for chocolate MILK!