Cape Sebastian (Oregon Coast) 06-Dec-2017

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon

Having been granted a foul weather reprieve for one more dry visit to the Oregon Coast this year, we headed there to walk on the beach and enjoy a few short hikes. The second of these was an out-and-back (3.6 miles roundtrip; 1,000 feet of elevation gain) – on a section of the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) – from the viewpoint atop Cape Sebastian (the highest point on the Southern Oregon Coast) to Hunters Cove.  This hike in the Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor was a great one through stands of Sitka spruce past a wave-pounded rocky promentory to the wide beach at the Cove. Along the way we had stunning close-up views of the rugged coastline on yet another  bluebird day!

Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Looking south from the Cape Sebastian viewpoint
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Looking north from the Cape Sebastian viewpoint; Humbug Mountain on the horizon
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Through the forest along the OCT
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Through dense thickets of salal along the OCT
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
The rocky promentory at the base of Cape Sebastian
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Waves pound the coast even in calm weather
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
The OCT skirts the edge of the cliff (blue dot is The LovedOne)
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
At the edge of the cliff
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Waves pound the coast even in calm weather
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Hunters Cove from the OCT
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Hunters Island from the OCT
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Here the beach (at low tide) becomes the OCT
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
The beach at Hunters Cove
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Black Rock at the south end of Hunters Cove
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Detail at Hunters Cove
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Oregon
Sunset at Brookings, Oregon

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