We will meet at Bell's Station. Then will travel 7 miles via a dirt road. The hike itself will be 14 miles 6-8 hrs.
Here is the discription from the Henry Coe Web site:
This is a very strenuous hike; we recommend it only if you’re in good physical condition and can carry lots of water. There is no water between the Dowdy area and the lakes, and there’s not much shade in hotweather along the two miles of Center Flats Road between Vasquez Road and Wagon Road—and it’s a rollercoaster, up and down for the two miles.From the Dowdy Ranch visitor center area, follow Kaiser-Aetna Road downhill, north, a short way from the visitor center and turn left (west) on Hersman Pond Trail, which winds uphill to meet Center FlatsRoad. It’s fun to take a short side trip to Hersman Pond to see if there’s any water in it—some years the pond is full, other years it’s mud and reeds—but maybe save this short side trip until you return when you can see how much energy you have left! At the end of Hersman Pond Trail, turn left (southwest) on to Center Flats Road and follow it uphill for ashort way and then 1.7 miles along the ridgetop, where you can enjoy great views of Coe Park to the north,east, and west. At the high point where Center Flats meets Vasquez Road, turn west and head downhill (for now) on Center Flats Road. This is the two miles of the hike that are strenuous hiking because of all the ups and downs, some of them quite steep. Be especially careful in hot weather because there’s very little shade here. Center Flats Road ends after a last climb up to Wagon Road. Turn right (northeast) on Wagon Road and hike 0.8 mile to the junction where you can either go straight or turn left up the hill. Turn left and go upthe hill toward the repeater tower on top of the hill. From that point, you can either hike the Kelly Lake Trail down to Kelly Lake or the Crest Trail down to Coit Road and Coit Lake. Kelly Lake is a little closer than Coit Lake, but Coit Lake is larger. You can swim or fish
in both lakes. If you have time and energy, you can visit both lakes via Coit Road. There’s a backcountry outhouse on the dam end of Kelly Lake and there are two at Coit Lake, one at each end. You’ll need to purify water in the lakes before drinking it. There’s also a ramada and picnic table at the south end of Coit Lake, near the outhouse. Take the same route back to the Dowdy Ranch visitor center—back up the hill past the repeater tower, then Wagon Road to Center Flats Road to Hersman Pond Trail and back up the hill to the parking area and Dowdy Ranch visitor center.
RAIN WILL CANCEL!!! BRING HEAD LAMP !!! 4x4 not needed but higher clearance prefered!!
WE CAN STOP IN SAN JUAN BAUTISTA FOR DINNER AFTER THE HIKE!!