Oregon

New River Trail

Geographically, the New River must be one of the oddest waterways on the Oregon Coast, steadfastly defying the eternal riparian imperative to merge with the closest downhill waterway until reaching the ocean. Jims Creek seems to follow the traditional course, meandering into the area from the west clearly looking for the Pacific. Willow Creek joins …

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swimming hole

The Old Swimmin’ Hole BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! whare the crick so still and deep Looked like a baby-river that was laying half asleep, And the gurgle of the worter round the drift jest below Sounded like the laugh of something we onc’t ust to know Before we could remember anything but …

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Nap time

Nap Time The Giant Spruce of Cape Perpetua is a truly amazing specimen of Sitka spruce. The 500 year-old tree is the return point for this 2-mile there-and-back hike along Cape Creek. It stands over 185 feet tall and has a circumference of over 40 feet. It was even taller until the Columbus Day storm of 1962, …

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