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Charles
City: Tacoma
State: Washington
Country: USA
Begins: Jun 8, 2022
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 8th, 2022
Start: Fort Stevens State Park
End: Fort Stevens State Park
Daily Distance: 9.66
Trip Distance: 9.7
Hours Hiked: 7
Daily Ascent: 1900
Daily Descent: 1875

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 15
Journal Visits: 80
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A walk through the Park

Out of the Motel by 7:00am. Took the Bus to Warrington Fred Meyers to stock up on isobutane and some food. Then the bus again to Hammond 4 corners to start hiking through the historic part of Fort Stevens.





The first part of the hike was a little interesting. Fox holes, old cement barracks and gun placements overlooking the Columbia river. The weather was sunny all day. After I finished wandering around I hiked up the spit to the southern pier which is the northern terminus of the trail. It was a boring, flat, road-walk. Mosquitoes were everywhere.





Arriving at the Jetty I took a break, sat down, and enjoyed the scenery. I hiked down to the beach and saw a bald eagle sitting on a log almost right away. I spent most the beach walk fiddling with my pack and trying to get it adjusted properly. I couldn't seem to get it dialed in correctly. The last hour of the hike wasn't very enjoyable as a result.





The hiker/biker camp at Fort Stevens was pretty empty. A female cyclist from the UK showed up and after saying "Hi", hid in her tent the rest of the night. I didn't blame her, the mosquitoes were pretty bad.

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The Oregon Coast Trail is a long-distance hiking route along the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States. It follows the coast of Oregon from the mouth of the Columbia River to the California border south of Brookings. Learn more: www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/Pages/OCT_main.aspx

 

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