With summer here, we headed to the coast with Katie for a planned hike along the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT). The key word in that sentence is "planned". Things don't always work out as planned, even when hiking.
|Time to hike some of the Oregon Coast Trail|
|View of Whaleshead Beach - Whaleshead rock is to the right|
|The OCT trail is just right of center as it heads up the ridge - very steep|
|Memorial at the House Rock Viewpoint|
|House Rock - actually looks more like a house from the beach area.|
Ok, so part 1 of our hiking plan failed. We hiked back along the windy beach (now hiking into the wind) and back to our car (not along the connector trail) via a gravel road. We then drove south to the House Rock Viewpoint and decided to hike the OCT south from there to Lone Ranch Beach. This worked for about a mile when the unmaintained and faint trail pretty much disappeared. We could have scouted around and maybe picked up the trail, but we didn't want to become the 6 o'clock news "missing hiker" story, so we once again turned around and found our way back to the viewpoint and car. So part 2 of our hiking plan failed.
|View at Lone Ranch Beach|
|More beautiful coastal flowers|
|Panorama of Lone Ranch Beach|
|Glenn and Katie enjoing the view along the Sunset Point Trail|
|View from bench on Sunset Point Trail|
|View of South Beach at Harris Beach SP|
Glenn and Carol