Roads End Low Tide Beach Hike

Monday, June 24, 2013
Leader: Barbara Beard
Hike: 3.5 miles (Easy)

Twenty-four Obsidians and friends did not have their spirits dampened as they gathered at 6:30 a.m. in a heavy mist and fog on the beach in Lincoln City. The occasion on Mon, June 24th was a 1 1/2 mile trek on the beach to enjoy the lowest tide of the year, a minus 2.9. Caves, starfish, tide pools, sea slugs, sea anemones and many unnamable sea life are exposed during this tide. The rocky point was well approached by all, climbing, sitting and sliding on their backside, crawling on hands and knees, occasionally grabbing rocks covered with barnacles to help get a good foothold over some very wet seaweed to see the secret cove and caves beyond rocky point. We were not disappointed as we viewed different colors of starfish, sea anemones, beautiful cliffs of different shades of gray, rock and steep jagged forms rising from the sea and we were on dry sand. Some even enjoyed a small rock slide in one of the gullies coming down onto the beach, it was far enough away to not endanger anyone, but the rumble of rocks falling was a little unveiling. After the start of our walk the rain subsided until we were just returning to the Roads End State Park. Mother nature decided to wash us up a little with pretty good rain. We all enjoyed the fellowship and food, huddling under umbrellas and a food tent. Obsidians are hardym will have fun, rain or shine.

Members: Barbara Beard, Paul Beard, Thomas Adamcyk, Paula Beard, Margaret Essenberg, Richard Essenberg, Janet Jacobsen, Harriet Kelly, Helen Martz, Judy Newman, Charlene Pierce, Jim Pierce. Nonmembers: Judy Adamcyk, Lynne Herndon, Val Kendall, John Kelly, Lesllie Oakes, Parker Oakes, Logan Oakes, Diane Polisepsky, John Kendall.


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