Cummins Creek Trail

May 5, 1990

Seven hikers met at S.E.H.S. and decided to take a 10-mile walk on Cummins Creek Trail rather than the 6-mile Captain Cook Loop posted in the trip schedule. We traveled to Neptune State Park, 23 miles north of Florence, and began our hike on three miles of abandoned logging road, now in a wilderness area. We then headed up for a steep mile to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Cummins Creek watershed. The coastal fog cleared while we were eating our lunch and we had a good view of the area. After lunch we continued up until we met the Cook’s Ridge Trail, where we started down again with the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center as our destination. After a brief stop there, we hiked an additional 1½ miles to our cars. By now the sun was out, there was no wind, and it was a very nice trip indeed. Lots of flowers in bloom — the wild iris were especially pretty. Hikers were Ben Elkus, Jackie Fern, Ray and Rick Lafollette, Bryce Ringsdorf and leaders Rich and Dixie Minkler.


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