Great backpacking trip in Henry Coe, one of our favorite parks in the area. Beautiful weather and nice camps. The camps are situated near creeks, so the hike goes up and down the ridges, sometimes the trail is pretty steep!
Temperature in the 30s at night.
It feels great to spend a few days with just the things needed for the trip, it is quite a nice experience of frugality and simplicity.
Two nights/ three days give a really nice feeling of being far away.
We saw lots of animals: deer, a male turkey with its group of females, turkey vultures, a corn snake, a couple of skinks and Jerusalem crickets, scorpions, camel crickets, millipedes and salamanders.
Henry Coe’s Headquarters – Frog Lake – Skeels’ Meadow (elevation: 1,580 feet). Distance: 4.1 miles. Up to Pine Ridge and Middle Ridge and down to Coyote Creek.
Skeels’ Meadow – Poverty Flat (elevation: 1200 feet).
Distance: 6 miles. Up to Middle Ridge, along Middle Ridge and down to Coyote Creek.
Poverty Flat – Henri Coe’s headquarters.
Distance 3.9 miles. Up to Pine Ridge and along Pine Ridge to the HQ.