96avs01 wrote:^^^why, who wants to hike it in the fog? april or october are best
Okay, I get it, expertise is not prerequisite to post a reply on Summit Post. I guess some folks just feel compelled to share whatever uninformed nugget of a shabby notion they mistakenly believe passes for wisdom because they can. I believe, however, there remains a significant percentage of site users that continue to actually seek valuable information regarding such things as destinations and current conditions.
While there may be stretches of fog that linger for days at a time along areas of the Lost Coast a great deal of the time between May and September one frequently encounters extraordinary weather in this area. Like days on end of clear skies and temperatures that occasionally get up to the mid-70s. I think we had a stretch last June of nearly three weeks in a row like this. My expertise? Well, since the view from my house actually looks down at a nice stretch of the area, I've enjoyed at least part of nearly twenty summers in a row there, and hiked along parts of the trail hundreds of times during these months I can assure the rest of you out there that I've often encountered stretches of days, even weeks, at a time during the months of May, June, July, August and September of lovely, fog free, non-rainy weather. During these months the days are also longer, ticks seem to be less of an issue, tides are mostly less severe because the ocean is generally a bit calmer and stream crossing are mostly negligible. Also while unrelenting fog can be a drag and create conditions that can be nearly 50 degrees cooler than inland temperatures on some 100+ degree summer days there are some foggy days, particularly when conditions are in transition, that are downright spectacularly surreal. Like when the King Range begins to reveal itself to beach wanderers little by little. It doesn't get much better than that. Sure seems like nice hiking and camping conditions but why take my word for it?