From the Road & More

Top Photo: Kronenberg County Park (Coquille Point), Bandon OR.

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Top Photo: Foggy, rainy day on the beach.

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Top Photo: Sunset from the lookout in the campground towards the south.

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Top Photo: Walk on the beach at Tillicum.

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Top Photo: The gateless gate on the East Moraine trail near Joseph, Oregon.

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Top photo: Our camper looks so cozy tucked in.

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Top Photo: View of Lake from our campground before smoke rolled in.

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Top photo: As we’re getting settled into our site and are already enjoying the scenic views. Memaloose Island, in the Columbia River, can be seen on the right center of the photo.

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We scored a campsite backing up to the Columbia River with scenic views of the Gorge — lots of eye candy. We ...

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Top photo: Fog & logs on a chilly, windy beach visit.

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Top photo: View from the path to the beach just before sunset.

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Above Photo: Path to the beach from the campground as it goes under Highway 101.

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Above photo: View of the Deschutes River from McGregor Point in La Pine SP. On the horizon is Paulina Peak, near where we camped the night before.

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Above Photo: Late afternoon view of the Pacific Ocean.

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Our mini spring road trip's objective was to visit four Oregon State Parks that were new to us in eastern Oregon, none of which take reservations. Yeah — mission accomplished!

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Above Photo: The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day is well worth the visit. We didn't have a chance to see it this time around but did visit it previously.

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Above Photo: Observed on the banks of Camas Creek.

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Spacious campsites at Catherine Creek.

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Above Photo: Sunset at Unity Lake.

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Above Photo: A view from the remaining upper pond at Bates State Park. The lower pond was filled in when the lumber mill was demolished.

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