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Agates
Outdoor, Travel

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Winter and spring are the best times to hunt agates—sparkly semiprecious stones that surface in shifting sands. STORY BY HELEN PICCA FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE HUNTING AGATES IS a favorite pastime when in Port Orford. Whether you are a short-term visitor or a […]

Outdoor, Travel

Top Five Hikes to Big Trees

Theses trails will lead you into some of the coast’s most spectacular old-growth forests. There’s a reason we’re drawn to big cedars, spruces, and other tall trees, and it’s not just historical interest. Yes, those few ancient cedars still extant on the Oregon Coast are museum-worthy—the last examples of the […]

A visitor views the remains of the massive keel ribs of the 1924 shipwreck Acme on the beach near Bandon Dunes Golf Resort;
History, Outdoor, Travel

Bandon Dunes Hiking Trails

Story and Photos by Tom Baake Of the many intriguing hiking trails on the Oregon Coast, perhaps only one involves a visit to a full-scale labyrinth and a shipwreck—all within sight of a world-class golf course. Such are the possibilities on the half-dozen miles of hiking trails at Bandon Dunes […]