It's been a banner year for winter rides in Oregon. For March I got in an overnighter out to the coast. Indian Sands North by Holzwerk, on Flickr Indian Sands South by Holzwerk, on Flickr Indian Sands Arch by Holzwerk, on Flickr This being Oregon, of course the fog rolled in before sunset, so I rolled back into Brookings to find a room, crossing over Thomas Creek Bridge (Oregon's tallest at 345 ft./105 m) along the way. There was no trail, and it was heavily treed, with sudden drop-offs, so I had a hell of a time getting even this view. Thomas Creek Bridge by Holzwerk, on Flickr But there are plenty of good things about living in Oregon, where even the smallest towns have a good brew pub. So I consoled myself with one of these. Or was it three? IPA/Red Ale by Holzwerk, on Flickr The next morning I took the long way home, stopping off for a stroll through Redwoods National Park. Redwoods Path by Holzwerk, on Flickr Redwood Creek by Holzwerk, on Flickr The trees are unbelievably majestic and mysterious. Redwoods Grove by Holzwerk, on Flickr Redwood Burl by Holzwerk, on Flickr And then I had to endure the twisty, E-ticket ride of highway 199 along the Smith River almost all the way home. Redwoods Rider by Holzwerk, on Flickr Not too bad for a winter ride, I'd say.