Crescent City Overnight 6/25-26/18

Photos by John, Maria, Rich and Sunny

Day 1 was a hike from Whale's Head Beach to House Rock, north of Brookings. The guide we had recommended following the Oregon Coastal Trail along the beach and then finding the trail continuing up the cliffs. It advised to avoid a second trail which is very steep. Unfortunately the first trail had been obscured by a landslide so we never found it, so off we went up the cliff to gain the second trail.

The ascent would give pause to the sturdiest Wednesday hiker, with a very steep hill to be bushwhacked in the absence of any hand holds and limited options for your feet. Did I mention the 40 MPH wind? We eventually made it with no loss of life or limb. Sabin was delighted by the challenge and it made his day. He commented that he was glad I had had no time for a scouting trip because it would have been kicked off the schedule. Very true. The rest of the trail had many steep ups and downs.

The objective at House Rock is spectacular but we were unable to find suitable trails for the all of return trip and had to use the road for some of it. A group did find a way back down to the beach but had to bushwhack a bit again as they found the landslide that had hidden the trail.

We had a delightful social event and dinner at the Good Harvest where they gave us table of 8 in the upstairs bar. Some excellent cocktails were downed and the fish was delish. 

On Day 2 we went from the Lagoon Parking trailhead to the Klamath River parking above the lookout. It is a beautiful hike and has some great viewpoints. We found a rare flower called a Firecracker, pointed out to us by some hikers. Most of thre hikers took a side trail down to Hidden Beach on the way back. 

We all stopped at Taylors in Cave Junction on the way home and some of us had a meal and bought some goodies. Everyone had a great time.

Ashland Hiking Home

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