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“No” means generally not recommended for that month
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RICHARD RIDENHOUR’S NOTES
INCLUDED WITH HIS TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS LISTS
The information about the some north coast trails is intended to provide a brief impression of their characteristics to help choose which one to next hike. Their locations are only briefly described and hikers are encouraged to obtain maps from the appropriate federal, state, county, or city agencies that have jurisdiction over the areas of interest.
The trails are listed in alphabetic order. The descriptive categories are as follows:
“Begin & End” identifies where the trail may begin and end, one location indicates the hike returns to the starting point while two locations indicates the hike will end at another location.
“Length” indicates the approximate total mileage of the hike.
“Elevation Gain/Loss” indicates the approximate total climb in elevation during the whole hike.
“Difficulty” is a subjective judgment considering trail length and amount of climbing to be done though other considerations may include lots of exposed roots, loose rock, and soft sand.
“Main Features” identifies what might be of particular interest along the trail route such as views, plants, and animals.
“Alternatives” identifies some possible changes from the basic trail route that may be hiked as extensions or variations.
“Constraints” identifies particular considerations that might cause problems for specific hikes; for example, soft sand, tidal levels, and predicted seas for beach hikes.
“Best Months to Hike” indicates those months when conditions are usually best for hiking a particular trail considering, in particular, any constraints.
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