Spring Break

Nothing beats the Oregon coast for a quick getaway.

For years we’ve eyed the handful of (nearly) oceanfront campsites at Harris Beach State Park, but reservations are competitive and we just aren’t that good at planning in advance…until this year. Reg lucked out and snagged site A-23, one of the better spots offering a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean.

We packed our lunch and spent one day exploring Tolowa Dunes State Park in Crescent City. A beautiful, mostly flat trail starts from the parking area off Kellogg Road and meanders through grasslands and in and out of forests, eventually reaching the Smith River. We stopped just short of the river, choosing to enjoy the peace of the Yontocket Indian Village Memorial Cemetery before starting back.

We were hoping for a longer walk when we chose the Hiouchi Trail in Jedediah Smith State Park, but a stern warning put a stop to our connecting with the Mill Creek Trail. As it turned out, we had plenty of obstacles to contend with on our path, so there was no need to go looking for trouble where we didn’t belong. For the record, I think everyone else we saw continued up the trail passed the closed sign.

And then it was time to say goodbye to Harris Beach.

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5 thoughts on “Spring Break

  1. Deborah Gudger

    A-23! You really did luck out! What a gorgeous view you had! Let us know when you’re back in town, we want to see you in-between trips!

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  2. Kathy Chappell

    Looks like a fantastic trip-great pictures. Love that you scored an ocean view site.


  3. Lori OliverTierney

    Oh I’m envious. Looks like a great time. Happy trails

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  4. Jamey

    Eecks! No need to pick up a parasitic root rotting fungus!!! Good for you to herd the posting!! The rest of your walk looks quite amazing!! You two always find adventure!!!

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  5. Great photos, what a wonderful trip.


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