Week 4: The Northern Oregon Coast
Greetings from Seattle! I'm about one month behind on blogging updates - I've been having the most wonderful time and now that I have some solid Internet connection, I would love to share. After leaving Portland, I headed west to Tillamook to being exploring the Oregon Coast.
The above photos (if you click on them, you can see them all!) are all from Cape Lookout State Park, where I stayed for two nights. It was simply gorgeous - my campsite was just feet away from the ocean and the park had miles of trails that went through the forests and out along the ocean. Ideal for sunset watching.
After exploring the downtown of Cannon Beach, I parked my car and took the bus to Seaside. From the bus stop in Seaside, I walked west to reach Tillamook Head - the northern point of Ecola State Park. Six miles of the Oregon Coast Trail run through the park, making for a perfect one-night backpacking trip. Four miles are cabins where you can camp for free (I chose to sleep in my tent to avoid any possibility of sharing the space with local rats! You can see that was a good decision by how big my smile is in the cover photo for this post). The rest of the trail runs through beaches and finishes where I had conveniently parked my car the day before. I hopped in and quickly drove to Astoria to get the best fish and chips I've ever had.