GearJunkie Crew Back From ‘Lost Coast’

Sore, soggy, and a bit wind-burnt in the face from constant north-blowing gales, the GearJunkie team is back from California and an adventure on the state’s infamous Lost Coast. As we reported in a post a few days back, this week four of us traveled to northern California to film the first episode in a video series we’re launching in April called “Off The Map.”

Waves, sand, stone, and huge mountains towering above; photo by T.C. Worley

We picked the remote shoreline in California for its beauty, challenge, and the mystique it retains in backpacking circles. The Lost Coast did not disappoint! The remote stretch of coastline in Mendocino and Humboldt counties offered us sporty weather — 40 degrees, huge winds, and endless sideways rain! — plus a challenging trek where high tides and a cliff-hewn shoreline kept everyone alert and on the move.

Creek crossing: Typical footing on the Lost Coast; photo by T.C. Worley

Check back soon for more details on the adventure. In mid-April we’re set to launch our “Off The Map” micro-site, a special channel that will be sponsored by Yakima and feature content and videos on five unique adventures around North America this spring and summer.

—Editor Stephen Regenold hosted a video series last fall, “Fast & Light.”

Typically stormy and unbelievably lush, the Lost Coast holds a true mystique; photo by T.C. Worley

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.