Blacklock Point

June 20-22, 2008

In an area known for wind and rain there was very little of either. The temperature was mild. Creeks were plenty full (enough) to pump drinking water. Solitude was nice. We saw a few people but not too many. There were quite a lot of pelicans flying north. We also saw whales spouting. The trails are in good condition. There has been a fair amount of work clearing winter “blow down.” The Sixes River had a curious phenomenon. Due to the winter tides pushing the sand up at the mouth of the river, the river was colliding with a backwash of seawater running down hill from the ocean. When they met it caused a whirlpool where both waters disappeared under the beach. Or so it looked! The beach sand is coarse and makes (walking) a work out, unlike some of the northern coast sand which compacts to a hard surface. There were a few pockets of bugs, but not too bad.

Participants were: Brad Bennett, Ryan Borden and Scott Hovis, leader.

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