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July 4, 2015

Cape Perpetua

Three days of camping and exploring at Cape Perpetua on the Central Oregon coast: tide pools with purple sea urchins, an old-growth coastal forest hike, pounding surf at Thor’s Well and Devil’s Churn, and even a spouting whale to top it all off (sorry, no whale photos).

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua campground

Cape Perpetua

trail to tide pools, Spouting Horn, Thor’s Well and Devil’s Churn

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

Thor’s Well

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pounding surf

Cape Perpetua

bridge near Spouting Horn

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

taking in the view from the West Shelter on Cape Perpetua

view through the trees

view through the trees

Cape Perpetua

purple sea urchins and sea anemones

tide pools

tide pools

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misty coastal forest

Cape Perpetua

the coastline at Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua

trail to the Visitors Center

Cape Perpetua

Oregon Coast Trail

Cape Perpetua

Gwynn Creek + Cook’s Ridge loop hike

Cape Perpetua

bridge

Cape Perpetua

forest florist setting

Cape Perpetua

old growth forest

Cape Perpetua

hillside of ferns

Cape Perpetua

close-up of old growth tree bark

Cape Perpetua

old growth Douglas Fir

Cape Perpetua

coastal forest

Cape Perpetua

coastal forest

Cape Perpetua

foxglove along the trail

Cape Perpetua

trail junction

Cape Perpetua

bridge over Gwynn Creek

Cape Perpetua

Gwynn Creek

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