finding spots to stay cool in the Gifford Pinchot Nat. Forest
three finger skunked us this weekend, but I managed to come away with shots that I enjoy regardless
truck camping in tierra del mar / pacific city with my beautiful girl. first trip together as an engaged couple!
sometimes you go with a plan and the weather says, “nope”. so you still have fun anyway!
Port Orford, Bandon, Gearhart, Broken Top, Camp Sherman - A few of the places I’ve been with my truck and pushed it a little further than I would’ve pushed my last vehicle (absolutely a lot further, actually). Wallowas, Indian Heaven, The Columbia River Gorge are a few other places not pictured. All in 4 months. I guess this is like the honeymoon phase where we travel the world together?
We went for a walk on the beach and ran into these Gearhart locals on the way..
Alexa and I spent last weekend at the beach with her parents. Since she was a little girl she’s been hearing this story from her Grandpa Jim. Her dad’s heard the same one and both were a little skeptical if it was actually true. A few weeks back I showed Alexa the bunker and made her a believer. So this weekend we hiked her parents up there in the pouring rain and whipping wind to show Jay the place where his dad, over 70 years ago, came to work during WWII. He was commissioned by the army, blind folded in Canon Beach and driven up into the woods of Tillamook Head where the US government had a secret underground radar bunker. Jim (101 ripe years of age, now) came twice for a week at a time for maintenance on the 4 diesel engines inside the bunker that ran the radar. The station existed in order to keep Japanese submarines at bay. Alexa, Jay and I lowered ourselves into probably the scariest place I’ve ever been. It was fairly small, pitch black, and home to the largest spiders I’ve seen. Horror film size spiders… We got totally drenched and had a hell of a time!
Wahclella Falls doesn’t seem to get old nor does the weather of the Pacific Northwest. Rain or shine, it always seems to look good.
we saved a baby bird at the beach. the weather was nice.