Do many of the campsites on the coast have honor boxes that you need to have the right change for and if so do they accept checks? I am wondering if I need to bother with taking checks. I know that a few places on the TA it was good to have some checks, but I have not needed them elsewhere. I never use checks at home so it might be a chore figuring out where I put them
I am not sure how sandy and/or unsheltered the sites will be on the coast (I'll be staying in hiker/biker sites in state parks where possible). Will I be able to get by with MSR Needle stakes for my Eureka Spitfire 1 or will there be an issue with them holding in sand? If necessary I'd probably just take 2 different stakes for the ends, unless that is a really bad idea. The MSR Groundhogs are longer wider and have more faces. Would they be adequate or do I need something wider yet like maybe the MSR Blizzard? I have been able to get by with the needle stakes in a wide range of places, but I have only ridden a bit on the coast and stayed in a yurt the one night there.