I'm leaving on a pacific coast tour in 4 days from Bellingham to San Diego and I'll be camping 95% of the time. What animals or bugs should I be aware of in Washington, Oregon, and California?
I grew up backpacking in Alaska, so I know how to keep my food from the bears, but is that necessary along the pacific coast?
Will I need mosquito repellent?
And I know almost nothing about being smart around snakes.
If you have any advice on how to deal with animals and bugs along the coast, I'd appreciate your help. If you don't think I should worry about them, let me know too.