Trip Report
TADMO BL TRIPS #6 Humboldt Coast with my Bro & #7 Anniv. Coast Trip with Mo. Carr Fire Devastation Pics.
Wednesday August 22, 2018 10:05am
Trip #6 Humboldt Coast with my Bro

Bro and I at Patrick's Point SP
Bro and I at Patrick's Point SP
Credit: T Hocking

The day after the Carr Fire started the wife flew to Maine for a 3 week visit with her family.
This gave me the opportunity a week later to bail from the smoke and heat of Redding and take a trip to the Humboldt coast as my brother Chad and his GF Teresa had made CG reservations for 5 nights at Patrick's Point State Park.

The trip over and back was made 2 hours longer each way as Hwy. 299 was closed due to the Carr fire, I had to take Hwy. 36 instead. :(

We did some hiking and beach combing at PP and at Prairie Creek Redwoods/Fern Canyon as well. I also got my Bro addicted to surf fishing which he had never done before. We slayed the surf perch together and kept a few for meals but tossed most back into the big blue.

The weather was cool and cloudy for a couple days but the last 3 days of the trip the marine layer burned off by 11 am. :)

Always great to hook up with my retired bro, during his 35 year career in the USMC we rarely saw or heard from each other.

Some visuals;

Chad and Teresa  <br/>
Patrick's Point SP July 2018
Chad and Teresa
Patrick's Point SP July 2018
Credit: T Hocking

Credit: T Hocking

Credit: T Hocking

Tide poolin
Tide poolin
Credit: T Hocking



Trip #7 Anniv. Coast Trip with Mo. Carr Fire Devastation Pics.

So our 36th anniversary was Aug. 14th but Mo did not get back from Maine until the 15th so I planned a surprise coast trip to celebrate.

Mo was only home for a day before we packed up the TADMO BL and headed west this time on newly opened Hwy. 299.
Many sections of the Hwy. had pilot car controlled traffic adding an hour to the drive while logging, utility and restoration crews worked the burned areas.
The scope and magnitude of the Carr fire devastation was shocking.

Anyway, we spent 5 days on the Humboldt and Mendocino coast sight seeing, beach combing, fishin and enjoying being back in each others arms once again.
We also avoided the smoke and heat here at home.

We spent half the time at our Orick area beach hang and stealth bivy site and the other half in the Fort Bragg area at MacKerricher SP :( and Glass Beach.

California's State Parks suk in my opinion!
$45 per night at MacKerricher SP, water was not even potable, had a brown tint to it, they had boil first warnings posted on faucets and bathrooms and it was .25 cents a minute if you wanted to shower in that crap.
We chose not to drink the water or shower there.
Never again! :(

FWIW, Oregon's State Parks are always clean, well maintained, more affordable at $25 per nite and the showers always hot and free. ;)

I'll end the rant now, share some visuals and proudly declare I still love my wife! :)

Carr Fire Destruction
Carr Fire Destruction
Credit: T Hocking

Carr Fire  <br/>
Whiskeytown NRA Marina area
Carr Fire
Whiskeytown NRA Marina area
Credit: T Hocking

Carr Fire
Carr Fire
Credit: T Hocking

Foggy Mendo Coast
Foggy Mendo Coast
Credit: T Hocking

Mendo Coast  <br/>
Glass Beach Area
Mendo Coast
Glass Beach Area
Credit: T Hocking

Mendo Coast surf fishin
Mendo Coast surf fishin
Credit: T Hocking

Peace on the Humboldt Coast
Peace on the Humboldt Coast
Credit: T Hocking

All for now,
together we will travel. :)

















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T Hocking
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T Hocking is a trad climber from Redding, Ca.

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hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
  Aug 22, 2018 - 12:01pm PT
romp at will you rovers! ever been to bear harbor, at sinkyone sp?
https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/429/files/SinkyoneWildernessWeb2016.pdf
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
  Aug 22, 2018 - 11:26am PT
Keepin' it real. Nice TR. Thanx.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Aug 22, 2018 - 11:32am PT
So sorry about the bad experience at the SP.

FYI, in the mid-nineteenth century, a Scot named Duncan MacKerricher bought El Rancho de la Laguna, a one-time Indian reservation, paying $1.25 an acre.

MacKerricher and his heirs worked the land until 1949 when they gift-deeded it to the state.

Thanks for the report, sport! Best to Mo, too!

As to the Carr fire, my Aunt Marg's home in Redding was spared. I haven't heard how my cousin's place in or near to Igo fared.

Peace.

Edit: Congratulations on the anniversary, of course!
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
  Aug 22, 2018 - 11:48am PT
Thanks for sharing the photos & congrats on 36 trips around the sun with your wonderful wife.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
  Aug 22, 2018 - 03:08pm PT
Nice. Excelent that you were able to get out on the road!
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Aug 23, 2018 - 11:00am PT
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Hocking. Thanks for the share, the pics, and Semper Fi to your bro.
cheers
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Author's Reply  Aug 23, 2018 - 12:04pm PT
romp at will you rovers! ever been to bear harbor, at sinkyone sp?

Hooblie, no we haven't but I have kayak fished Shelter Cove a few times. :)

Kayak fishing Shelter Cove
Kayak fishing Shelter Cove
Credit: T Hocking



Thanks guys,
I guess my coast TR's are a little played out here now, lol.

Plan on doing some local mountain trips this fall.
Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho in the spring.

If anyone reading this in those states can support us by providing a place to park the van for a night or two and let us top off our water supply we would appreciate it and like to meet you as well.

If any of you want to be on the TADMO BL Support Team please e-mail us at;
tadhocking@sbcglobal.net with your name, phone # and address.
We would give you a heads up before we arrive and not just drop in of course. Thanks!

Together we will travel,
Tad n Mo
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