Oregon Coastal Trail

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by WoodWorks, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    The weather gods blessed us with some spring-like weather this weekend, so I used that as an excuse to ride my motorcycle out for an overnighter.

    Deer Point South.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Secret Beach 1.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    The trail meanders in and out along the coast for about 25 miles. I've only explored a small section of it.

    Fungus Trail.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Deer Point North.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Mossy Grove.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Green.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Thunder Rock Cove.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Secret Beach 2.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    Der Ferkel.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr
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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Makes me wish I was a rider. Very nice!

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  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Nice shooting - thanks for sharing! Makes me want to get back out there.
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  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Makes me wish I still rode.

    Great series David, nice to have the weather to be out and about. :)
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  5. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    David, nicely done, beautiful lansdcape.
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ

    Love this part of the country.
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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Beautiful scenery David and nice photos! Thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Beautiful pictures, must have been a great ride!
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  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Beautiful scenery and captures. I'd really love to do a solo overnight camping/hiking trip, but my wife insists it is not safe with all of the "sketchy" types we have running around. I would just go ahead and do it, but I don't want to cause her any undue worry.
  10. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone.

    And Tony, I always carry one of these Spot GPS devices on my bike when I'm out on my own. It's small enough to carry almost anywhere, including a camera bag, gives my wife the ability to track me. And if necessary, with the press of a button I can summon help from almost anywhere in the world via satellite, either roadside assistance or local search and rescue. I haven't had to call for help yet (knock wood), but since I'm often riding around well out of cell phone range, it's considerable peace of mind for both her and me. As for "sketchy" types, my experience is that the farther you get from populated areas, the nicer the people you meet are. Outside of cities, I've never once felt threatened. In fact, if I've pulled over on the side of some dusty dirt road to take a photo in the middle of Nevada or eastern Oregon, anybody who does happen by will invariably pull over to make sure that all is well. People out in the boonies take care of each other.
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  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks for that info, David. What kind of service plan does that require? As for the sketchy types I mentioned, WV unfortunately leads the nation in rural drug trafficking, mostly meth and oxycodone. While I have never personally been threatened on my forays into the wilderness, I've heard anecdotal stories. If I go some place really remote, I leave a marked map for my wife. The SPOT would be even better.
  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    PM'ed ya, Tony. :)
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  13. AK47J

    AK47J TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 31, 2014
    Central Oregon
    excellent shots!
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  14. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

    May 26, 2013
    One day I would like to drive up PCH with my windows down. Its about 15mins away from me and I could do it any day but I just can't pull the trigger and start driving. Those pictures do make me want to take the plunge though! I'll be sure to document my experience if I do

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