Saturday, October 10, 2020

Oregon Coast for 4 Days - Day Four

These are Oval-leafed Huckleberries I picked while hiking around Alder Lake on Thursday afternoon.  I only noticed one small patch of this low to the ground variety as opposed to the thick, bushy, tall Evergreen Huckleberry that was everywhere and loaded with berries.  This serves to illustrate how much we enjoyed our time at the Alder Dune area. We loved the natural setting with the lakes and trails.  This is a campground that is largely overlooked.  I suspect it has to do with small camp sites with out water or electrical hookups, which is fine with us. 

Friday our forth day was basically uneventful as we drove straight home ahead of the expected rain storm.  We started out in fog as we came up the coastal route, over Heceta Head and Cape Perpetua through Yachats and Waldport, enjoying the scenic views of the ocean in spots of clearing. At Newport we turned east on Highway 20 to Corvallis, North on Highway 99. There were no stops for birding, just driving.  It did give us a chance to review our trip, and here is a list of things we learned about traveling in our small Cascade Campers van:

1. Campgrounds with restrooms are a must.

2. Campgrounds with a picnic table are important.

3. Daily stops for groceries are a part of the routine.

4. Website information about campground status may or may not be accurate.


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