November 16, 2003.
Portola Redwoods State Park
people went on this hike of ~12 miles: Steve, Mel, Molly, Sophia, and
Paul x2. In the map below, the solid green line is the first half of the
hike, while the solid red line is the second half. The lowest point of
elevation is ~450' while the highest point is ~1450'. Total elevation
change of the entire hike is ~1700' for both up and down. The weather
was beautiful - mostly sunny and mid 50's to low 60's in temperature.
Trail terrain is dense moist second-growth redwood/oak forest with soft
footing due to rain the previous days and fallen leaves. Wildlife seen:
birds, newt, deer, mushrooms. Pace (including lunch & breaks) ~2.3
mph. Top pace ~3.5 mph. Average non-stop pace: ~3 mph. Calories burned:
~1700 depending on your mass (1700 is for 120lb/5hr hike); click here
for calculator. Photos here were taken with Nikon 5700 with tripod and
no flash (except 0220180).