Florence to Tahkenitch Campground in the Oregon Dunes Mileage - 18.5 Anticipated mileage - 14 Accumulated elevation gain - 747 ft Pain status - pretty much none Today's word of the day is monochrome. 13.5 miles of today's 18.5 were on the beach, in a misty cloud where everything was gray. You could barely tell... Continue Reading →
Florence, Oregon Planned mileage - 17 Actual mileage - 0 Accumulated elevation gain - 0 Pain status - 0 In Arizona, weather forecasts are right 80% of the time. I guess it's it not too hard to accurately predict "sunny and hot". In Oregon, weather is much harder to predict. The huge storm we were... Continue Reading →
South Beach State Park to Beachside State Park Mileage - 18.8 Mileage we hiked - 15.5 Accumulated elevation gain - 618 ft Pain status - my right heel tendons hurt We planned for a 9:00 am start and we were ready right on time. The forecast looked good: Yet Mother Nature had other plans. Right... Continue Reading →
Beverly Beach State Park to South Beach State Park Mileage - 12.5 Accumulated elevation gain - 612 ft Pain status - my bag is rubbing my hips again, even though it is adjusted as small as it will go I'm writing this blog from the top bunk of the yurt, listening to the rain and... Continue Reading →
Lincoln City to Beverly Beach State Park Expected miles - 20 Actual miles - 22.5 Accumulated elevation gain - 1348 ft Pain status - bruised heels but really feeling pretty great Note: 22.5 miles is a long day. Lots of stuff to see! Therefore, this is a long post. You don't have to read it... Continue Reading →
Mo's usual spot is on the cushy dog bed in the dining room, resting her old bones. When I'm not home, she lies near the door waiting for me. I've been gone for 7 days and she is still waiting for me.