October 29, 2005
Nine of us left Eugene and picked up two more hikers before reaching
our trail head north of the C & M Stables, near Florence.
We all discussed the chancy weather, would it rain?
Would we have sunshine?
Well we had all of the former.
We started out under cloudy skies with blue sky peeking through and
inspite of assurance, for glorious weather from the leader, we did
After all we live in Oregon so everyone was good natured that the
promised sunshine didn’t arrive until after lunch.
The temperatures were ideal for hiking.
We followed Sullivan’s book and hiked down the beach to Sutton
Creek, had lunch a bit inland and then returned via the estuary along
The Snowy Plover nests here from mid-March to mid-September so the
dunes are off limits during that time.
This is a fairly short hike so after doing it, for about four years now,
I think next time I will add another short hike nearby.
Suzanne Clark, soon to be a new member,