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Coastal Forest

This is the Coastal Forest side-quest guide, it will tell you where to find all camps, documents, relics, GPS caches, optional tombs, treasure maps, and challenges. The Coastal Forest is split into three sections. 1. The forest part where Lara learns to hunt deer. 2. The underground bunker where Lara finds the axe. 3. The forest area by the gate where she works together with Whitman.

If you are looking for a regular walkthrough for a part taking place in the Coastal Forest, please check out the following levels:
  1. Signs of Life
  2. Woman Versus Wild
  3. Just Keep Moving
  4. At an Impasse


Camps (3)

The Coastal Forest location holds 3 camps, 2 base camps and 1 day camp. Fast travel is only possible between base camps.
  • Sheltered Ridge - Sheltered Ridge is the first base camp you come across. It is atop the first forest area. Follow up the steam and run up to the left if you need to return there.
  • Forest Ruins - Forest Ruins is the second base camp Lara comes across. It is located at the beginning of the second outdoor area of the Coastal Forest, just after exiting the bunker. Here she meets Sam and Mathias.
  • The Gate - The Gate is the third camp Lara finds. It is just a day camp and thus not part of the Fast Travel network. It is located just outside the gate Lara and Whitman open. Here Lara can upgrade her axe for the first time, to strengthen it.

Documents (5)

5 documents can be found within the Coastal Forest location.
  • Soldier: Oni Stalkers - This document can be found in the first part of the forest. It lies in the back of the fallen truck, besides the stream, near the bunker.
  • Sam: Family Story - This document lies on a table just near the Forest Ruins base camp at the beginning of the second part of the forest. (25XP) 53N 712365 UTM 3416101
  • Sam: Feelings of Unease - This document is found in the second part of the forest. It lies on a crate near a collapsed tunnel entrance (where the Downloadable Tomb: Tomb of the Lost Adventurer is located if obtained) in the south-east corner of the forest. You cross the bridge to reach it. 53N 712386 UTM 3416113
  • Sam: Filmmaker - This document is found by the shrine in the western part of the second part of the forest. It lies on the ground just to the left when coming up the stairs. (25XP) 53N 712364 UTM 3416118
  • Whitman: Don't Leave Me - This document is found near the gate Lara and Whitman open together, at the end of the second part of the forest. It lies on a table to the left of the gate. (25XP)

Relics (3)

  • Hannya Mask - This relic is found within the bunker separating the first part of the forest from the second. It is found inside a box on a table on the right, just before the door you have to pry open after collecting the axe. It is one of the Noh Masks. (Note that this relic can be examined, as is indicated by the magnifying glass. When you look at the inside of it, Lara will make a discovery. - Click on the name of the relic in this walkthrough, if you want more information.)
  • Female Noh Mask This relic, which is part of the Noh Masks, is found in the second part of the forest, it is next to a dead adventurer, underneath the bridge in the south-east corner, not far from the document "Sam: Feelings of Unease". (25XP)
  • Oni Noh Mask - The third relic is located in the second part of the forest, in the north-west. The easiest way to find it, is heading south from the day camp "The Gate" and always keeping to the right wall. Just between to rocks is an opening leading down into a tiny cave. It can easily be missed, but if you look at the map this cave is charted. (This is another item that can be examined for hidden information. Look at the bottom, underneath the chin. - I am sorry, your relic is worthless. ;-) ) 53N 712367 UTM 3416127

GPS Caches (5)

Please note that the caches do not have names, the names listed here were picked by us, as a gag. The numbers behind it are difficulty and terrain ratings like is customary for geocaches in the real world, again picked by us.
  • Sheltered Ridge View (1/3,5)- First part of the forest. This GPS Cache lies on a ledge which can be spotted when heading down to the forest from the Sheltered Ridge base camp. To reach this cache, find the stream and the fallen truck. Climb up the rock across the stream from the truck's front. Here jump to the second ledge from where you can wall scramble up to a higher ledge housing the cache and some arrows.
  • Watchtower (1,5/3,5) First part of the forest. This GPS cache is found if you get into the stream and follow it down. Just before reaching the little waterfall, run towards the rock with the wooden railings on the right side. Jump up there to find another GPS Cache #2 near a set of arrows. This place is one of the highest in the middle of the forest and offers a nice view.
  • Little Waterfall (1,5/2) - First part of the forest. This GSP Cache is found within the stream, just where the little waterfall comes down.
  • Round Rock(1,5/1,5) This GPS cache is within the second part of the forest. It is found if, coming from the Forest Ruins base camp, instead of heading down the stairs, you climb up onto the mossy rocks on the right. Follow them to the end and jump down onto a round rock with this cache. 53N 712375 UTM 3416100
  • Mossy Ledge (2,5/2,5) This GPS cache is within the second part of the forest, where the gate is. If you are near the shrine with the damaged statue, where there is also a totem to be found, head down the stone stairs and then up the interestingly shaped mossy rocks that look like natural stairs. The cache is atop the highest "step". 53N 712374 UTM 3416120

Treasure Maps (1)

The treasure map is located within the second forest part, where the gate is. It is found on the wooden platform high up in a tree, the one with the rope. To get there, get onto the broken bridge. Get onto the right part when facing the waterfall. From there head up the rocks next to the waterfall and turn towards the arch spanning over the bridge. Jump onto it from the wooden plank and place another jump to land on the platform in the tree. Collect the map from the crate. You can use the rope slide to get back down. (25XP)

Downloaded Tomb

There is an optional tomb in this area, however it is part of the dlc and not available to all.

Challenge: Ghost Hunter (10)

The Ghost Hunter challenge requires you to find and shoot 10 totems scattered throughout the Coastal Forest. 5 of those can be found within the first area where Lara learns to hunt, the other 5 are found in the area where Whitman and Lara open the big gate together.
  1. First part of the forest, near "Sheltered Ridge" base camp - The very first totem can be found on the other side of the cliff overhang from the Sheltered Ridge base camp. Crawl back out on the other side and look down into the forest. The totem is dangling from a tree branch. The first time you come past here, you don't have the necessary weapon yet.
  2. First part of the forest, near dead hunter The second totem is located near the dead hunter, which is also near the bunker, the upper end of the stream and the broken and turned-over truck. Just look up to the tree where the dead hunter was. The totem is dangling from the other branch, the one you did not stand on.
  3. First part of the forest At the next left-bend, just before the little waterfall, run towards the rock with the wooden railings on the right side. Jump up there to find another GPS Cache #2 near a set of arrows. Climb down on the other side. Step out a little and look to the tree on your right. Dangling there is the next totem #3.
  4. First part of the forest Now run over to the right, to where the totem was and look for two large rock formations between which a passage has formed. The next totem #4 dangles from the left end of the left, higher rock.
  5. First part of the forest, underneath fallen tree spanning a gap between two rocks Then get back to the stream and find the step where a little waterfall has formed. The final totem #5, that can be found in this part of the forest, is found if you head up the little part on the left if looking downstream from the waterfall. It is attached to the rock on the right, just underneath the fallen tree spanning across the gap.
  6. From the Forest Ruins Base Camp, head down the stairs, through the arch on the left and onto the bridge. The totem dangles in the last tree on the left from the bridge. 53N 712376 UTM 3416115
  7. For the next totem just get to the bridge from the one before and look underneath, on the side closest to the base camp. 53N 712375 UTM 3416112
  8. Get to the broken bridge in the east of the map. Get down into the stream. The totem dangles under the bridge. It is best seen if you head upstream, and turn back towards the bridge. It is on the right. 53N 712385 UTM 3416113
  9. The next totem is found in the western part of the map, near the shrine with the damaged statue, up a long set of stone stairs. It just dangles from the left corner of the roof above the statue. 53N 712364 UTM 3416119
  10. The last totem is found in the right corner by the large gate. 53N 712390 UTM 3416125



Random XP and Salvage

Salvage

  • First part of the forest. Find the spot where a fallen tree spans across two rocks in the north-east, where there was also one of the totems. From the right side you can get up onto the rock and then head across the beam to the other side where there is a box with salvage.
  • Second part of the forest. Just by the Forest Ruins base camp hangs a bundle with salvage. Use the torch to free the salvage and break it open. (20S)
  • Second part of the forest. After heading down from the base camp and crossing the first bridge, head over to the left to where a crate with salvage can be found.
  • Second part of the forest. Near the day camp "The Gate", just further downhill on the right is a crate with salvage.
  • Second part of the forest. Just past the previous crate downhill from the day camp. Head through the arch on the right and around the corner. Just after passing the blooming tree you will come across another crate on the left.
  • Second part of the forest. Below the shrine that is found in the west is another crate. (10) 53N 712366 UTM 3416119
  • Second part of the forest. A bundle you need to burn, before you can break the crate inside can be found up by the shrine. The fire needed can be found just right of the shrine. (20) 53N 712364 UTM 3416119
  • Second part of the forest. When coming down from the Forest Ruins base camp, in the area on the left before crossing the bridge. 53N 712372 UTM 3416109
  • Second part of the forest. When coming down from the Forest Ruins base camp, in the area on the left before crossing the bridge. Just a little more to the right than the one before. 53N 712372 UTM 3416112
  • Second part of the forest. In the westernmost corner just a few steps north from the river. 53N 712366 UTM 3416112
  • Second part of the forest. When coming down from the Forest Ruins base camp, just turn right and head straight into the undergrowth. The crate is near some wooden boards. 53N 712378 UTM 3416100
  • Second part of the forest. When coming down from the Forest Ruins base camp, head towards the bridge. But instead crossing it, find the crate on the right, on an elevated rock with wooden boards by a tree stump. 53N 712378 UTM 3416110
  • Second part of the forest. When you start off from the locked gate, head over to the left and cross through the arch. You will come to a broken bridge. Jump to the other side. One crate can be seen on the right by the second tree.
  • Second part of the forest. Just nearby the broken bridge, too. On the southern side, the one farther from the gate, face the cliff wall. Head up the rocks on the right of the waterfall to find the salvage crate.
  • A larger crate which can only be opened once the axe has been reinforced with the "Strengthen" upgrade, can be found just next to the "The Gate" day camp. (50S)
  • Another large crate which needs the strengthened axe is just at the top of the stairs of the Forest Ruins base camp. (50S)

XP

  • First part of the forest. If you head downstream, you come to the end of the river. Ahead a pack of arrows can be found, if you continue into the undergrowth, you will also find a plant (20XP) slightly to the right.
  • First part of the forest. In the westernmost corner of the southern part of the forest, just right of the green board is the next plant (20XP).
  • Inside the bunker, just after finding the Prx Axe, break the little box (10XP - 20 XP with Survivalist) on the left side, on the ground.
  • When heading down from the Forest Ruins base camp, head towards the bridge on the left. Just before it, on the right side is another plant. (20XP)
  • After heading down from the basecamp and crossing the first bridge, head over to the left, near a salvage crate you can find the next plant.

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