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June 16, 2014

Brookings & Southern Oregon Coast

A scenic drive to the southern Oregon Coast for three days of camping at Harris Beach.

Heading out on a Thursday, we left Portland via I-5 to Highway 38, just past Cottage Grove. The route across Hwy 38 follows the Umpqua River for most of the way to the ocean.

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The Umpqua River a few miles before Reedsport, Oregon.

 

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Bandon, Oregon, and the candy store!

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walkway along pier in Bandon Old  Town

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Bandon beach

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Coquille River jetties in Bandon

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Umpqua Lighthouse

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Harris Beach in Brookings, Oregon

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Harris Beach State Park campground

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along the South Beach trail from the campground

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interesting trees along the South Beach trail

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Harris Beach in Brookings, Oregon

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a super low minus tide (-2.6) at Harris Beach

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interesting sea life

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purple snails

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starfish, seaweed, sea anemones and more on an exposed rock at low tide

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starfish

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trail back to the campground heads uphill from the beach

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sunset over Bird Rock

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the Umpqua River in Elkton, Oregon

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