Author: Doug (---.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net)
Date: 03-25-09 17:37
1. A sheet and light blanket is usually plenty.
2. The water in the campground tanks is probably safe, but I'd get water in Dewey at one of the groceries.
3. Not sure.
4. Go to the parking lot by the ranger office and walk to the rear where you'll see a trailhead gate. Follow the path up over the hill and down the other side (don't forget to "AAAAHHHH!" as you crest the hill) about 1 mile total. At the bottom bear to the right until you see the cut through to the beach, ignoring a side path to the left. Continue to the right on the beach until you can see the gap in the reef. Find some shade in the sea grapes to put your stuff. Swim out through the gap until the wall allows you to turn right (about 100 yds.) The reef is tremendous from there on out and to the right. As you go further to the right, be aware of the currents and don't overswim your ability to return. This is the famous Playa Carlos Rosario.