Backpacking in Henry Coe State Park – Mt. Stakes

Henry Coe State Park is one of my favorite places for backpacking in early springs. It is just 1 1/2 hours drive from my house, but it feels very remote – usually I don’t see more than 1 or 2 people from the time I leave the headquarter. It is big enough so most trips take several days. It offers plenty of undeveloped wilderness – no houses, not vehicles, no roads. There is lots of water and the weather is usually quite pleasant.

This time the goal was Mt. Stakes, the highest point in the park. It is remote even in Henry Coe tems. The trails have been neglected for many years and are overtaken by shrubs and trees – so lots of bushwhacking on poorly marked trails. It is difficult to get there, and easy to get lost, but the reward worth it. This year was particularly wet and all the streams were flowing well – making stream crossing challenging.

7 thoughts on “Backpacking in Henry Coe State Park – Mt. Stakes

  1. Bonnie Ruesch

    Thanks for the pics Ron. Looks like a great trip. I am so glad you had good weather for this outing.

  2. David Fogel

    Hi Bushwacker and streams crosser. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
    How do you make a person smile?
    Place a camera in front of him.

  3. Mordechai Kupperman

    הי רוני
    Dear Ronny

    Thats what we call “KALAB” close to home!
    lovely pictures amazing places