The added benefit to friends visiting is you get to renew your amateur Interpretive license.
We took our friends to the highest point on the Oregon Coast – Cape Perpetua Scenic Overlook.
Even if you can’t walk very far there’s a beautiful area to see from a bench; just 30 feet from the parking lot. Parking requires a fee or day use pass. Seniors can use your America the Beautiful or Golden pass by displaying it on your dashboard.
The more mobile patrons reported stunning views around the corner at the old stone shelter. But from here you can look straight down to the Devil’s Churn area. Yes, that zig-zag trail is a steep one. (If you can’t stand the height you get your interpretive guide to take a photo to look at from your couch afterwards.) 🙂
From here you can see the Visitor’s Center and Cook’s Chasm south of Devil’s Churn.
Read more about Cape Perpetua Campground and tidepools here:
Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish the elk cows from the young bulls who haven’t started growing their antlers yet.
But until a couple days ago we’d only seen about a third this many elk since they took off to have their calves.
But there’s Alllie – my A-3 tagged cow. She had a calf last year so I’m betting she has one this year too. They are really skittish of me because I am on foot. The calves aren’t with them but they aren’t far from the trees. I’m sure the calves are well hidden and safe and we’ll get to see them in a week or two. I can hardly wait!
A tell-tale sign that there’s a whale, is a group of people parked on the side of Hwy 101, with cameras trained on the ocean close to shore.
There were two whales feeding just north of Devil’s Churn, just south of Yachats.
We watched them for about 10 minutes and then had to get going.