Neptune State Park

January 13, 1990

We arrived at the Gwynn Creek Trail, just south of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at ten. We proceeded east down the creek valley admiring old growth and going around blow downs until the trail joined the Captain Cook Ridge Trail. From there we turned back west toward the Visitor Center. On this stretch we startled eight resting Roosevelt elk cows on our right. They took off, crossing the trail and thundering out of sight to our left. At a viewpoint overlooking the ocean we ate lunch getting back to the car at 1:45. Next stop was Devil’s Elbow State Park where Bob Foster lead us to the lighthouse and the trail above the lighthouse. Although it rained on the way over to the coast and on the way back, we only encountered a few periods of heavy mist while on the trail. Five people signed up, but only three decided to brave what was predicted to be a bad weather day but wasn’t. The three participants were Bob Foster, Gary Marx and leader Richard Heinzkill.

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