Categories: Oregon Coastal Mountain Hiking
The snow was continuing to fall at higher elevations.
In response I decided to head to the eastern slopes of the Coastal Mountains.
This was the beginning of a ten-mile hike in wonderful Oregon sunshine (to the uninitiated, that’s concrete skies and rain).
After crossing the Buxton Trestle I continued several miles on the Vernonia Rails-to-Trails.
Then I took a long lollipop loop on the Hare’s Canyon and Boomscooter Trails. The wet snow became increasingly deeper as elevation was gained.
Even though I looked like a drowned rat at the end of the outing (still warm though), I enjoyed the good exercise, interesting history of the old railroads and the vibrant rainforest.
Glorious sites on your wet hike, John. Every single photo is a joy. I really like beginning and ending with the mushrooms peeking out of the snow, the lichen-covered trees is ethereal, beautiful sun, skies, and water. Lovely old trestle, too–blends into the forest.
Thanks. It’s often a struggle getting reasonable good photos on a very rainy day.