OREGON STATE RECREATION AREA
Activity: Day Hike, Scenic Views
Staying in Condos on the beach between Lincoln City and Depot Bay sister Peggy and I went for a three mile beach hike to the craggy headlands know as Fishing Rock. It looked interesting as it jutted out into the churning chasm of large violent waves. The jagged rocks were being pounded by a rough Pacific and the crashing swells exploded into the air upon contact.
We were scampering on the rocks when I spied a tiny marker ”Oregon Coastal Trail” that uncovered a steep little path that led up the bluff. Once on top there was a dark and foreboding forest that was impenetrable, but for a trail cut through it.
One direction led into an area devoid of light other than where a few sun beams filtered through in the most curious way giving it an mysteriously enchanted vibe. The cool air formed clouds of vapor from our breath and in the streaming light beams it cast haunting shadows and visions in an incredibly eerie fashion.
The other direction’s course weaved through a brushy maze opening up to the vastness of the ocean as it smashed into the rocks in a mesmerizing rhythm. We were compelled to watch wave after crashing wave as as the ocean had cast it’s spell upon us.
Fishing Rock on the Central Oregon Coast is one of the smallest sites of the State Park System. It is tucked away, obscured from sight of Highway 101 like a hidden secret. The signage on the 101 is discreet, vague and unassuming. Fishing Rock is at the end of a side road through a little neighborhood. There is a tiny parking lot and only after curiosity gets the best of you do you follow the dark colored gravel path that seems to lead to no where, and that is where the adventure begins.
My sister, Peggy, and I thank you for joining us on this entrancing excursion along the Oregon Coast. For more adventure I beseech you follow these oh so simple tasks that will ensure that you don’t miss out: FOLLOW, COMMENT, SHARE and LIKE. If you take a peek at the menu you will see that PBTA ventures to many different locations, each is a separate website and thus needs to be FOLLOWED independently. Click on SHOP APPAREL and you will discovered logo adventure wear. The gear is top quality and carries the mantra of finding ourselves through profound experiences in the healing of Mother Nature.
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