Walk above the Pacific Ocean on the Natural Bridge:

the natural bridge in the pacific ocean at samuel j boardman state park on the oregon coast.

The Natural Bridge at Samuel J Boardman State Park on the southern Oregon coast is but a part of several
geological stages witnessed as nature's wonder on the Oregon coast. Listed chronologically: promontories, erode to
arches or natural bridges and finally, the arch is eroded so much the weight of the rock becomes too much to bear
and the bridge collapses, forming what are known as sea stacks.

If you like to hike, this area of the beach is full of wonders. I will include directions and scenery at some point, but
for now I will list some of the viewpoints. Arch Rock is obvious. I grew up in the Portland Metropolitan area, so we stayed
pretty much on the northern beaches, One summer dad had a contract for work at Sunset Bay on the Oregon Coast, not
far from Coos Bay. We spent the summer down there, traveling all over, and I never forgot Arch Rock. I didn't remember
the name or anything concrete like that. I just recognized it when I saw it again as an adult.

What's to find besides scenery at Arch Rock: an easy trail along the coast, a paved loop, several picnic tables,
vault toilets, but no running water.

Certainly, you must stop to view the natural bridge and walk down the trail.

Thomas Creek Bridge, at 345' is the tallest bridge in Oregon. House Rock Viewpoint; Spruce Island
Viewpoint, Spruce Island is interesting. Sometimes you can see Mountain Goats out on the island. I took pictures of
them out on the sea stacks once, but the camera I had then couldn't give them justice. I'll try again with my
camera if the opportunity ever arises.

  Photograph the oregon coast, sightseeing near brookings, oregon and the natural bridge.

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Scenery en route to and on the Oregon and California Coast.
Directions when traveling south from Waldport, Oregon on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway and when traveling north.

USFS: Hiking Trails on the Oregon Coast.

Brad and I invite you to take the Road Less Traveled:
Leisurely routes to the Oregon Coast, those that meander along streambeds and river canyons.


Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

  The Stargazer Treehouse at Gathering Light ... a retreat located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park. Link to the stie map of the retreat site.

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Travel to Gathering Light ... a retreat on the Umpqua Scenic Byway. Follow the Umpqua River from Reedsport, to Sutherlin and from there head south on I - 5 10 miles to Roseburg, Oregon, Access the Umpqua Scenic Byway:
Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake and the retreat:
Directions, Map and Scenery.


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