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Out Our Back Door

    Impressive Viewpoints Just Part Of The Fun Along The Central Curry Coastline
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: The view south from Sisters Rocks State Park in Frankport on the southern Oregon coast takes in a stretch of coastline sometimes called the Devil's Backbone, for its jumble of jagged rocks.

    By Tom Baake
    Sometimes it seems as if the coastline of central Curry County is one breathtaking view after another. That's not far from the truth.
    Like few other places on the 365-mile Oregon coast, it uses up all the superlatives: beautiful, lonely, challenging – and dangerous. The area south of Port Orford to Brookings is particularly awesome, with many spectacular viewpoints, intriguing hiking trails, interesting rocky shorelines and little-visited pocket beaches.
    The land is also notoriously unstable, constantly shifting and collapsing seaward. It routinely takes out parts of US 101, requiring seemingly unending road repairs (thank you, ODOT crews and contractors!).
    But with a bit of caution and common sense, a visit can be a lot of fun. There are popular parks and public access places, as well as many unmarked turnouts and viewpoints. Most remain open but fire danger is extreme here as elsewhere right now, so sudden closures may occur.
    Some of the places are part of parks – such as Humbug Mountain State Park south of Port Orford, Cape Sebastian State Park south of Gold Beach and Samuel Boardman State Scenic Corridor north of Brookings. Other places have user-created trails that weave through stickery brush and poison oak but sometimes reward with ocean panoramas or access to shorelines and tidepools.
    In some places, monolithic rocks and soaring rocky spires rise up in dramatic fashion, and are surrounded by lesser boulders and stones of many colors and patterns and mosaics.
    Even without the constantly-changing ocean as a dramatic backdrop, there's lots of see and do on Oregon's not-really-lost Curry County coast.
    Getting There
    Although there are a handful of beaches in the Port Orford vicinity, the real show begins at Battle Rock Park at the south end of Port Orford along US 101. Framed by the intense blue-green waters of the Pacific Ocean, the shoreline curves southward to Humbug Mountain, which looms unmistakably on the horizon.
    Humbug Mountain State Park is about 5 miles from Port Orford, with campground, hiking trails and beach access. The trail to the top of Humbug Mountain is challenging, but hikers are rewarded with recently-restored views courtesy of work crews. A lesser-known but fun hike is the Old Coast Road section of the Oregon Coast Trail that begins near the Humbug State Park campground entrance. It has impressive ocean views, along with picnic tables and benches along the way.
    US 101 ducks inland around Humbug Mountain to emerge again at the sea, passing several of the aforementioned unmarked turnouts and parking areas. It's through here the highway traverses the first of several shifting and buckling sections, so take it easy.
    The highway drops down again as it passes Arizona Beach State Recreation Site, another potential stop. There's a sprawling day-use area, a 2/3rd mile beach, and Arizona Pond, stocked with trout for youngsters to catch. Here too is Prehistoric Gardens, a classic roadside attraction complete with concrete dinosaurs.
    About 13 miles south of Port Orford is Sisters Rocks State Park. A gated and boulder-blocked road leads down to short beaches adjacent to the early-day settlement of Frankport. Pieces of rusted machinery and sheet metal are the only remnants of the once busy little seaport. In later years Frankport was the scene of a notorious marijuana smuggling episode. The jumbled collection of onshore and just-offshore boulders to the south has inspired the name the Devil's Backbone. A trail heading west to the base of the largest sentinel leads up to a seacave awash in relentlessly churning ocean waters.
    Back on US 101, the route drops down to the coastal plain at Ophir, arrowing over wetlands and the beachline before heading into Gold Beach. South of Gold Beach, US 101 strays inland away from the coastline, but it emerges again in spectacular fashion at the Pistol River area, with distinctive offshore seastacks and world-class windsurfing. A few miles to the south is the previously-mentioned Boardman Scenic Corridor, with many viewpoint turnouts. Short access roads lead to farther vistas and features, and to miles of hiking trails that are part of the Oregon Coast Trail, and other connecting trails.
    All interlaced with overlooks, strategic vantage points, pocket beaches and oh yes . . . more views!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center at at
    Bandon Jaunt Doubles Your Beach-Walking
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Calm waters lap at the rocks below the Coquille River Lighthouse in Bandon, but storm-tossed driftwood tells a tale of stronger weather and waves. The lighthouse is about halfway along this suggested walking tour.

    By Tom Baake
    A fun walk just north of Bandon features two kinds of beaches – ocean and river. I like making the walk into a loop. It's best to start in the morning. Even though the overcast might not have burned off yet, the north wind hasn't kicked up yet, either.
    This two-beach loop walk within Bullards Beach State Park takes in the ocean beach just north of the North Jetty, with a return along the shoreline of the Coquille River as it makes its final meander to the sea. The ocean beach walk is pretty straightforward (and popular) but the riverwalk is more challenging, and you'll likely have it all to yourself. Admission to the state park is free.
    Getting There
    From Bandon, go north on US 101 for about 2 miles and turn left (W) into Bullards Beach State Park. Follow the access road past the campground and continue west. The road skirts the river, with beautiful picnic spots along the water and spacious lawns and more picnic tables on the inland side. It passes the Cut Creek horse campground. Just ahead is the first beach access parking area – go into it and park. Then walk over the foredune to the beach and head south.
    (Mileages begin here:)
    This beach north of the Coquille River North Jetty is prized for its agates and other colorful rocks. They're strewn along the sand and in some places occur in vast beds that get shifted around by wave action. The beds often abruptly start and stop. All of a sudden there's not so much as a pebble.
    At about 1.6 miles the beach ends at the North Jetty. Scramble up through driftwood and rocks to the lighthouse. It is NOT advisable to venture out onto the jetty as large, unpredictable "sneaker" waves can occur at any time. You can see all the action and still stay safely off the jetty.
    From the lighthouse, continue east along a trail atop the jetty. Down on the river, you might see crabbers in motorboats zooming back and forth tending their traps. The salmon run will also bring out recreational boaters.
    At a bit under 2 miles into this walk, the trail meets a service road. Follow it to the end at about 2.5 miles, and from there step down to the river. The shoreline curves around the first of several coves. (At low tide it's possible to cut directly across the coves.)
    The footing ranges from small river rocks to firmly-packed soil to softer-going sand. Washed-up stumps, driftwood and shoreline pines collapsed into the river require some scrambling to get around.
    At 2.8 miles is an inlet crossed on a downed tree, and an even larger inlet at about 3 miles necessitates heading inland (west) to get around.
    Another inlet at a bit over 4 miles is easily skirted, as is a sprawling carpet of low-growing, salt-tolerant pickleweed.
    Is the wind holding back? If not, you may catch a glimpse of whitecaps out in the river.
    But the end is in sight, so linger over the last stretch of shoreline, which has a particularly interesting assortment of fantastically sculpted driftwood. A service road is met at about 4.25 miles, and just beyond is the main access road.
    Go left (W) and follow the road a few hundred feet to the entrance of the horse camp. Just past the entrance is an asphalt trail paralleling the access road, which leads west back to your starting point in the parking area for a total of about 4.6 miles.
    By then the wind may have started really whipping. Amazing how fast it happens. Things go from dead calm to lose-your-hat in about the time it takes to read this article.
    But now you know the secret – get an early start!

    (Tom Baake is author of the regional guidebooks available at Winter River Books in Bandon and other bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center, and at

    Blue Ridge Trails Fun But Challenging
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A mountain biker heads down a route in the Blue Ridge Trail System southeast of Coos Bay.

    By Tom Baake
    Blue Ridge looms along the horizon southeast of Coos Bay, looking like a solid mass of forest. It's actually several steep ridges and connecting flanks, with occasional level areas and rolling terrain.
    Its slopes have yielded a bounty of timber for generations of loggers, and it continues to be logged by timber companies and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It gets occasional hunters in deer season, and it's popular with mushroom pickers in autumn. A crown jewel of the 1405-acre area is the 12-mile Blue Ridge Trail System open for dirt bikers, ATV riders, mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. Trails are mostly single-track although some have stretches that follow decommissioned logging roads.
    Getting there is an adventure as well. There are several ways to go, and part of the trip can be made into a loop. It's an interesting if sometimes challenging tour that can even include a short stretch on the old Coos Bay Wagon Road.
    Getting There
    Here's one suggested route:
    At the "Y" intersection on US 101 at the south end of Coos Bay, follow signs to Allegany, Coos River. Cross Isthmus Slough Bridge. Once over the bridge, bear left (N) and go 0.5 mile a "T" intersection. Turn right (E) on Coos River Rd., following the sign to Coos River, Catching Slough.
    The road passes through Coos Bay's Eastside district, and in about 0.5 mile crosses Catching Slough Bridge. Just across the bridge turn right (S) on E. Catching Slough Rd.
    At about 2.4 miles turn left (E) on Stock Slough Rd. and follow it uphill about 2.3 miles to Blue Ridge Rd., BLM 26-12-4.2. Turn right (S). The paved road passes the last few houses and enters BLM territory. The road skirts just below the ridgeline, passing occasional dirt side roads. Stick to pavement. At about 8 miles is a wide, unmarked intersection. To visit the Blue Ridge trails, turn left (E) here on gravel BLM 26-12-35.0. In just 0.1 mile turn right on BLM 26-12-35.1.
    The road dips down past a water pond used for fire fighting, then climbs again. Continue east for about a mile to a 4-way intersection. If you want to look at the radio towers atop Blue Ridge's high point (and site of former lookout tower), follow the road uphill a few hundred yards.
    Back at the 4-way intersection, to get to the Blue Ridge Trails staging area, turn north on BLM 26-12-35.4 and go 0.3 miles to the parking area. GPS coordinates N 43°16, 42.249; W 124°5,17.79.
    Here as elsewhere in the trail system, many signs at trailheads and intersections are missing, although BLM and youth crews have been busy this summer smoothing out trails, installing new signs and clipping back the relentless brush. Still, the potential for getting lost or at least disoriented is very real, so I must again urge the importance of obtaining a map.
    Bike and some ATV shops in North Bend and Bandon have them. You can also find one at
    Also check online sources such as A facebook group called Coos Trails Group has postings from people who have ridden the trails, and other resources.
    One of my preferred routes from the staging area follows the Middle Tie trail to Steaming Donkey, then meets and follows BLM road 26-12-35.4 a few hundred feet before turning east on BLM 26-12-25.3 and following it a quarter mile to the Jigliyat trail that goes back to the staging area. Many more ambitious loops are possible.
    Meantime, to continue the driving tour; retrace your route from the staging area back to the main paved road and turn left (S) on BLM 26-12-4.2. The road trends downhill. In about 1.7 miles some impressive views have been opened up by recent logging.
    Continue downhill to the intersection with Sumner-Fairview Rd. and turn right (W). This gravel section is little changed from its days as part of the Coos Bay Wagon Rd., with some tight turns and switchbacks. But it bottoms out before long as it nears the settlement of Sumner.
    At an intersection just past Sumner, turn right (N) on Old Wagon Rd. and follow it about 1.5 miles and bear right on Catching Slough Rd., and follow it back to Coos River Highway and thence back to Coos Bay.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at

    This Cape Sebastian Hike Uses Two Vehicles
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: With Hunters Island in the distance, spruce trees frame a hiker heading south on the bluffs at Cape Sebastian State Scenic Area south of Gold Beach.

    By Tom Baake
    Of the many ways to explore and enjoy Cape Sebastian State Scenic Area south of Gold Beach, one of the most fun is with a two-car shuttle.
    The 1400-acre park encompasses soaring headlands, inspiring views, classic coastal forest, and a stretch of shoreline with intriguing geological formations, hidden tidepools, and even a nice protected beach.
    From a distance, 762-ft. Cape Sebastian looms as a solitary forested mountain, rising almost vertically from the sea, but on closer inspection it has connected flanks and ridges and lots of rugged terrain in between.
    U.S. 101 takes an inland course to skirt around the headlands -- and you don't see much but dense trees – but there are State Parks trails for those seeking a closer look.
    It's possible to do out-and-back walks – or should I say up and down – but the aforementioned shuttle is a fun option. You can begin from the north or south; this time of year when the wind is from the north, start at the north end so you'll have it at your back. Try to time your visit on an outgoing or low tide as the beach on the south end of this walk can be covered.
    Begin from the Kissing Rock beach access area 2 miles south of Gold Beach. (First, however, you would have placed the shuttle vehicle 7 miles south at the first Pistol River area beach, then returned to Kissing Rock and started walking south.)
    Your destination - Cape Sebastian - dominates the southern view. The sand is grainy and slow-going, not much firmer along the waterline. In about 2.55 miles are signs identifying the old road/trail leading up from the beach toward a stand of great old spruce.
    The trail (part of the Oregon Coast Trail, OCT) begins a nearly relentless 3.25-mile uphill climb, sometimes aided by long switchbacks or stair-steps dug into the mountainside. It reaches a high point, plunges downhill briefly as it crosses a connecting flank to the higher headland, then resumes a steep ascent.
    The trail mellows out near the top, emerging onto a parking area for the scenic viewpoint. Proceed to the southwest corner and follow the OCT as it heads downhill.
    Openings here and there reveal sheer drops to the churning ocean hundreds of feet below, and there are views all the way to Humbug Mountain, more than 40 miles north.
    In another spot a sheer rock wall is covered with vibrant orange lichen. At 0.4 mile at an apparent fork, go left on the main trail. It turns south down the spine of a ridgeline, then eases into a series of switchbacks through stands of towering, wizened-looking spruce and wind-sculpted shorepine. The brush is dominated by huckleberries, interspersed with tufts of wild iris, cow parsley and fiery spears of poison oak.
    The trail bottoms out at about 1.3 miles on a forested terrace above the sea, with side trails leading to overlooks. Uplifted sandstone bluffs and other dramatic geology are reminiscent of the coastline around Shore Acres. Side paths lead to coves and tidepools fringed with sea palms. The main trail continues its descent to the beach, the last few steps aided by a rope threaded through metal stanchions.
    As noted, your trip should be made during low or outgoing tide to make crossing this beach easier.
    Since the brushy landmass just offshore is called Hunters Island and the cove is Hunters Cove, I suppose this is Hunters Beach. It's an easy stroll on the sand to the parking area, although a sign warns against going barefoot. Seems there are tiny crustaceans called Excirolana Kincaidi that can swarm over your feet "so hard that blood will be flowing within moments," says the sign. The bites are "tiny but painful like a pin prick and the animals are often present in swarms of thousands." OK then, shoes stay on!
    Otherwise enjoy the many sides and sights of Cape Sebastian that busy travelers along US 101 never see. Matter of fact, you can say you walked every step of it!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake's is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
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In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.














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DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


Amanda Libbett

Display Advertising Sales

Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.


Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.