Oregon Caves NM / Southwest Oregon hikes

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Oregon Caves NM / Southwest Oregon hikes

Post by drm » September 30th, 2014, 6:33 pm

I took a 4-day trip with my sister to southwestern Oregon starting with the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Arriving early in the evening we walked a short ways down the No Name Creek trail. This provides the only view of the Chateau from it's best side.
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Farther down, it has the only covered foot bridge I've ever seen
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Of course the main attraction is the cave. There is a 90 minute tour led by a ranger.
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The view west from the Cliff View trail
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That trail connects to the Big Tree loop to see the largest douglas fir in Oregon
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The next day we left for the coast. This is Harris Beach State Park
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Next was Arch Rock
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After dinner we visited the Dean Creek Elk Reserve 3 miles east of Reedsport at dusk, run by the BLM
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The last hike, the next morning, was the Oregon Dunes Trail, which is in the Oregon Dunes
National Recreation Area, which covers a long stretch of the coast up to Reedsport.

The trail starts by going down a large dune
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It then leads into a forest - pine trees growing in the sand
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Then you emerge into coastal grasses
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And finally to the beach
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The area is known for its snowy plovers, but here are some seagulls and a pelican
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Re: Oregon Caves NM / Southwest Oregon hikes

Post by adamschneider » September 30th, 2014, 7:31 pm

drm wrote:The area is known for its snowy plovers, and I think there is one egret here as well
Ummm... I see a whole lot of seagulls and one pelican. :)

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Re: Oregon Caves NM / Southwest Oregon hikes

Post by Peder » September 30th, 2014, 10:02 pm

drm - I am glad to see that you have a creek named after you! I had no clue that the largest douglas fir was down there.
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Re: Oregon Caves NM / Southwest Oregon hikes

Post by forester » October 1st, 2014, 7:15 pm

Is it bigger than Doerner Fir in Coos County?

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