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The Oregon and California Coast

The California Coast

The Coastal Redwoods of California

Beautiful and pristine, the Smith River in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in the California Coastal Redwoods: Early October, page 1 and early summer page 2.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Simpson Reed Discovery Trail: page 3 and page 4.

Walker Road: page 5, page 6 and page 7.

Following the California Coast north

The Mouth of the Klamath River, page 7.

The Coast South of Crescent City, California, page 8.

The Crescent Coast: Crescent City California page 9.

The Southern Oregon Coast

Hiking to the Natural Bridge at Samuel J Boardman State Park, page 1.

Walk over the Pacific Ocean on the Natural Bridge at Samuel J Boardman State Park, page 2, page 3, page 4.

Arch Rock at Samuel J Boardman State Park on the Oregon Coast, page 5.

Hiking on the capes at the Oregon Coast, Cape Sebastian, page 6.

Morning Light on the Oregon Coast just south of Gold Beach, page 7.

Early November on the Oregon Coast, just south of Gold Beach, page 8.

The Mouth of the Rogue River at Gold Beach, Oregon in morning's light, page 9 and twilight, page 10.

Port Orford on the Oregon Coast, page 12.

November on the southern Oregon Coast, page 11.

Humbug Mountain State Park, and hiking trails, on the Oregon Hwy 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, page 13.

Myrtlewood Trees at Humbug State Park on the Oregon Coast, page 14.

Cape Arago Lighthouse overlooking Simpson Reef, one of the mainland wildlife refuges that is part of the Islands Wildland Refuge, page 15.

Simpson Reef on the Oregon Coast, viewed from the lookout at Cape Arago State Park, page 16 and page 17.

Marine Mammals haulout, see them all up and down the Oregon Coast, page 18.

The graceful Brown Pelican cavorting over the waves on the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon Coast, page 19.

Sunset Bay State Park on the Oregon Coast, page 20.

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean at Sunset Bay State Park on the Oregon Coast, page 21.

Heceta Lighthouse on the beachhead on the Oregon Coast, just north of Florence, page 22.

The central Oregon Coast

This had always been the section of the Oregon Coast I visited, growing up in Portland metropolitan area. I have taken picture after picture, but they're all tucked away amongst other memorabilia. Because I live in southern Oregon now, it's the southern coast I visit most often, and because my parents are at Seaside, I visit the northern coast as well. The central coast is somewhat left out although I have a quite a large scrapbook in living color in my memories. Sadly, for the purposes of this site we'll have to make do with a paucity of digital photographs.

I have laid the pages out on this site traveling from the southern coast to the northern coast, because we can only travel from south to north on the Otter Crest Loop, I am reversing the order now. Just know that if you're traveling south to north on Oregon Hwy 101, you can take the exits as marked on the highway for Cape Foulweather and the Devil's Punchbowl with corresponding marine gardens if you don't care to take the Otter Crest loop.

Views from the Otter Crest Loop, south of Depoe Bay, Oregon, page 1 and page 2.

Devil's Punchbowl on the Otter Crest Loop on the Oregon Coast, page 3 and page 4.

Cape Foulweather on the Otter Crest Loop on the Oregon Coast, page 5.

The Northern Oregon Coast

Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City on the 3 Capes Route, page 1.

Winter Morning Light on the Oregon Coast, page 2.

... and the sun sets on the Oregon Coast, page 3.

Three Arch Rocks viewed from Cape Meares State Viewpoint, page 4.

Cape Meares State Viewpoint on the northern Oregon Coast and the 3 Capes Route, page 5.

The "Octopus Tree", an ancient Sitka Spruce, at Cape Meares on the Three Cape Route: Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout and Cape Meares, page 6.

The Oregon Coast from Mt Neahkahnie one of the highest points on the Oregon Coast, page 7.

Water Weaves Tapestry on the northern Oregon Coast, page 8.

Castle Rock from Arcadia State Park in morning's light, page 9.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, otherwise known as "Terrible Tillie", off the Oregon Coast, page 10 & page 11.

Ecola State Park on the Oregon Coast: The cove of Ecola Beach, page 12, Ecola Point, page 13 and picnicking on the point, page 14.

Indian Beach at Ecola State Park: ... and the waves crash, page 15; surfing at Indian Beach, page 16.

Sunset at Tolovana State Park at Cannon Beach, Oregon, page 17 and page 18.

Oregon Coast bedazzles and the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, page 19.

Scenery on the way to or from the Oregon Coast ...

Coastal Route to the Beach in the Siskiyou Mountains, page 1.

Hellgate on the lower Rogue, a wild and scenic river, page 2.

The south fork of the Alsea River

The Alsea Back Country Byway on the south fork of the Alsea River

... and the river flows: Alsea Waterfalls and downstream, page 3.

Lovely little waysides on the Alsea to stop and take a break: Missouri Bend and Salmonberry waysides, page 4.

Kentucky Waterfalls on the Smith River in the Coast Range:

Water Spun Lace on Kentucky Waterfalls, page 5.

Smith River falls at Kentucky Waterfalls in the Coast Range of Oregon, page 6.

The graceful flow of the Upper Waterfall, hiking to Kentucky Waterfalls, page 7.

Sweet Creek Waterfalls

Waterfalls charm on Sweet Creek in the Oregon Coast range near the coast, page 8.

The gentle majesty of water falling on Sweet Creek, page 9.

Waterfalls on Mountain Stairways at Sweet Creek, page 10.

Sweet Creek Cascades on the hiking trail in the Oregon Coast Range, page 11.

 

 

Next: Over the River and through the Woods and the Central Oregon - Oregon Outback Tour.

Listing pages:

Page 1: Site Structure and Breakdown, Page 2: Category Headings, Page 3: The Umpqua River and Tributaries, Page 4: Crater Lake National Park, Page 5: Little Known Special Places near Crater Lake National Park, Page 6: Oregon and California Coasts and Redwoods, Page 7: Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway, Page 8: The 75 mile stretch from Smith Rock State Park to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, Page 9: Oregon Outback Scenic Byway, Page 10: Surprise Valley - the Warner Mountains, Page 11: the Salmon River in northern California, page 12, the Shasta Trinity Tour, Page 13: Crater Lake on the Diverse Loop Tour and Page 14: The Beautiful West Cascades National Scenic Byway in Oregon.