Henry Coe State Park17 Aug 2004
Fourty eight hours of solitude, just what the doctor ordered. When I work in the bay area pull a pretty intense schedule and sometimes I just have the need to get away from it all. And an amazing place to get away from it all is backpacking in Henery Coe State Park. Coe is the largest state park in northern california and is located just east of Morgan Hill. It has sweeping hills, amazing vistas, beautiful flora, and abundant critters.
Not only is it relaxing and a great way to get away from it all, but it’s cheap as well. Backpackers permits are only $3 per day, which includes parking. I made a final stop at the safeway off 101 at the Henery Coe exit and stocked up on gatorade, water, and food for my two day sojourn. Then I drove up into the hills were the park begins, threw on my pack and headed out. The fourty eight hours I was out backpacking I only saw three other sets of trekkers, otherwise it was just myself and the wilderness.