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Out Our Back Door

    Power(s) Walkin'!


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A hiker takes in the view from atop Mt. Barklow south of Powers.
    By Tom Baake
    Last week's column on the Powers region of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest mentioned six short but challenging hiking trails that rival any stair-stepping exercise equipment. All are situated in splendid forest settings and are well worth the effort, if you're in fairly decent shape. Mercifully, all are short. You can take frequent breaks, and go slowly. You'll get there! And oh what a feeling of accomplishment! Here are details, beginning with trails closest to Powers. All places mentioned offer free access and all are hiker-only trails.
    Big Cedar trail: Like the other trails to be mentioned, this one goes straight up, with few switchbacks to ease the hike. The first 10 minutes are particularly intense. There's a brief downhill stretch near the top, with the trail paralleling an old logging track. The trail merges with the logging road. Look for a trail to the left sometimes marked with a sign and flagging that leads to the Big Cedar. If you come to the parking area, you've gone too far. In that case, just follow the trail (and signs) from the parking area.
    The walk up takes about 1 hour and the return less than 30 minutes; the main worry is to keep from pitching headlong downhill.
    Coquille Falls trail: From Powers, follow the main road (which becomes FS 33) about 17 miles and turn left (E) on paved FS 3348 and continue 1.5 miles to the Coquille Falls trail. The falls are down in the canyon; the roaring will lead you on. Save some energy for the walk back.
    Barklow Mountain trail: There are actually three ways up Mt. Barklow. In keeping with the theme of this column, here are details of the steepest trail. About 12 miles out of Powers on FS 33 is China Flat. Turn right (W) on gravel FS 3353. Be careful of many plunging drop-offs. At about 3 miles is a "Y" intersection with FS 5591. Don't be thrown off by the hiker symbol sign on FS 5591, which points the way to the lower trailhead of the Johnson Creek trail. Instead, bear right, staying on FS 3353. About 8 miles up from China Flat is FS 160, with signs identifying the Barklow Mt. trail, but continue past that for 3 miles to the parking area for the steeper FS trail 1258, and follow it straight uphill about 1.5 miles. At a "T" intersection near the top, turn right (S) to continue to the summit.
    Johnson Creek trail: This is 2.4 miles up (or down, depending on where you start) through a canyon of old-growth. The upper end begins off a side road of FS 3353 (the Barklow Mt. route), not far from the Barklow Mt. trails. Lower trailhead: From China Flat, proceed on gravel FS 3353 and turn left (S) on FS 5591, following it about 1.5 miles to the trailhead. Upper trailhead: From China Flat, proceed on FS 3353 for about 13.5 miles and turn left (E) on FS 260. It's a washboardy 1.5 miles to the trailhead.
    Iron Mountain trail: Of all the Powers-region hikes, this is among the most remote and least strenuous. A 2.7-mile trail follows a ridgeline through part of the Iron Mountain Botanical Area, which protects more than 200 species of wildflowers, shrubs and trees. From Powers, go about 22 miles on FS 33 to Agness Pass and turn right (W) on gravel FS 5325, and follow it 6 miles to the trailhead.
    Azalea Lake trail: From Powers, follow what becomes FS 33 about 17.5 miles and turn right (W) on gravel FS 3347, following signs to USFS Rock Creek campground, 1 mile. Continue past the campground. Just across a bridge over Rock Creek, the road encounters a "Y" intersection with an adjacent parking area for the Azalea Lake trail (FS 1262). The trail follows an old jeep track about 1.2 miles to the lake, which is ringed by wild azaleas that should be putting on their annual springtime show of blossoms right about now.
    Revel to your heart's content in this heaven-like setting, but as always, save some energy for the inevitable return hike. In this case, all downhill again, with lots of big trees and tiny wildflowers to enjoy.

    (Get detailed directions and accurate maps to all these places and dozens more in Shopper columnist Tom Baake's guidebook "Out Our Back Door," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and
    Find Plenty to Do on the Powers Ranger District


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor admires Elk Creek Falls on the Powers Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

    By Tom Baake
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote that this is the best time of year to explore our region's forestlands, and this week I'll continue the theme with a look at the Powers Ranger District on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
    The Powers District is home to an impressive variety of highlights, ranging from some of the largest waterfalls on the Rogue-Siskiyou forest to some of its biggest trees, including the largest Port Orford Cedar. The Iron Mountain Botanical Area features more than 300 species of trees, wildflowers and flowering shrubs, some found nowhere else. Three wilderness areas protect other special settings.
    There are many day-use areas, fishing accesses and old-fashioned swimming holes, as well as a half-dozen US Forest Service campgrounds, such those at tiny Sru Lake or pretty little Laird Lake. Bald Knob Lookout has been a rental in recent years.
    The Powers District also boasts six short but steep hiking trails that rival any fancy stair-climber exercise device, while both ends of the 11-mile Panther Ridge Trail connect with other hiking routes.
    The driving route is called the Coquille-Rogue Scenic Byway, since it starts along the Coquille River near Myrtle Point and makes its way to the Rogue River, eventually reaching Gold Beach. The scenic byway is also a gateway to a few other equally-memorable tours, such as the Powers-Glendale Bike Route -- also open to vehicles -- which provides a paved route to inland destinations.
    The entire driving tour loop from the Coos Bay area is about 185 miles. That's a lot of driving even for a long summer day, especially considering the trip involves miles of twisting mountain roads, including a short stretch of gravel. So consider a two-day trip, if possible, if you want to do the whole shebang. Or make out and back day trips to the top destinations.
    As is often the case, getting there is challenging. The roads are rough, whether paved or gravel. But the peaceful woodlands offer soothing compensation, and every visit has unique rewards. Like me, you may find yourself returning often . . .
    Getting There
    From the Coos Bay area, head south on US 101 about 5 miles to a "Y' junction and bear left on Highway 42, following the sign to Coquille. Follow Highway 42 through Coquille and Myrtle Point. About 3 miles past Myrtle Point, bear right (S), following the sign to Powers, 18 miles.
    The route heads up through gently rolling hills, passing the settlement of Broadbent, founded in 1859 by a group from Baltimore, MD. Farther along are designated angling accesses. Some also have swimming opportunities, many complete with rope swing. About 7 miles up is Powers Memorial Wayside, in a grove of big myrtle trees, with river access.
    Next is Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park, with picnic tables, restrooms and river access. There are several other pullouts with river access along the road to Powers. On the outskirts of town is the US Forest Service office. Just beyond is Powers County Park, with a 30-acre lake (formerly a mill pond), campground and other fun diversions.
    Named for logging baron Albert Powers, the town offers limited services. The main route jags through a couple of blocks and continues south. The ultimate swimming hole is about 2 miles out. At about 4 miles the route becomes Forest Service Rd. 33. One mile beyond is the short trail to Elk Creek Falls, a must-see.
    Returning to FS 33, the road passes campgrounds at Myrtle Tree, China Flat, Daphne Grove, Island and Rock Creek, all of which are also okay for day use.
    About 17 miles beyond Powers is FS 3348, the aforementioned bike (and vehicle) paved route to inland destinations, and also to closer places such as Coquille Falls, Eden Valley, Panther Ridge, and Hanging Rock, sometimes called Coos County's "geologic wonder."
    Meantime, the main route climbs the watershed divide to Agness Pass, with gravel-road connections at the top to Iron Mountain and the fabled Elk River. The route's only yet-unpaved stretch (7 miles) also begins here as the road switchbacks down to the Rogue River.
    The Rogue is perhaps the ultimate recreational playland, but my allotted space is full so we'll have to have to save that for another column. Meantime, here's hoping you can find time to get out and enjoy our forestlands this time of year when everything is still fresh, green and downright glowing . . .

    (Get complete details and accurate maps of the entire route and all connecting routes in Shopper columnist Tom Baake's guidebook "Out Our Back Door" available at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at

    The Back Way to Florence
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Lilypads dot the surface of Tahkenitch Lake along Five Mile Road.

    With only occasional glimpses from US 101 to go on, it's difficult to appreciate the size of the big lakes between Reedsport and Florence.
    There is, however, a gravel road – wide and easy at times, narrow and challenging at times – on the "back side" or east side of the three lakes -- Tahkenitch, Siltcoos and Woahink. The route as described here leaves US 101 about 5 miles north of Reedsport and reconnects with it about 3 miles south of Florence.
    If it's your first time, this trek will seem a lot longer than its approximately 27 miles, but your reward will be a good look at the impressive lakes, and lots of peaceful forestlands.
    In sunny weather the lakes sparkle like sprawling sheets of jewels, and seem to stretch on and on, passing one scenic spot after another. On overcast days the lakes take on an profound pea-green tone and in windy weather whitecaps chop across what seems like an angry inland sea.
    The route also leads to some great launch sites for small boats and paddle craft. Still, the rugged terrain, blind turns – some nearly 360 degrees -- and many harrowing drop-offs aren't everyone's cup of tea. The best solution is to just go slowly! The better to enjoy it all . . .
    Getting There
    Make a note of your mileage or zero out your trip odometer here. Mileages begin here: From the intersection of US 101 and Highway 38 in Reedsport, go north on US 101, passing through Gardiner in about 2 miles and climbing away from the coastal plain. In about 4.8 miles, turn right (N) on Five Mile Rd., Douglas County 49.
    The road turns to gravel immediately and corkscrews downhill, with glimpses of Tahkenitch Lake through the trees.
    This is a classic "reprod" forest, systematically logged and replanted for generations and now in various stages of regrowth. The road passes the first of many plunging drops-offs, while other stretches are hemmed in by trees. There are occasional side roads -- mostly former logging spurs, now gated off. You'll encounter a handful of "Y" intersections on this trip, but negotiating them will be easier if you maintain a sense for what is usually the obviously better-traveled main route.
    The road eases down, then more corkscrew turns reveal the Mallard arm of Lake Tahkenitch, impressive even though it's merely one part of this big body of water.
    The lakeshore is reached at about 6.7 miles, with a wide parking area and the first undeveloped boat launch, followed by others to 7.4 miles.
    At 7.8 miles at a "Y" intersection, go left. Cross a short bridge and head uphill. The road narrows, tops out and heads down again, with views of the main body of Tahkenitch Lake, eventually reached at about 9.5 miles, with several potential launch sites. With the road more or less following the shoreline, the lake stretches off to the north for a couple of miles. Many rolling ups and downs ensue.
    At a "Y" intersection at 11.1 miles, go left. Cross another little bridge at 11.2 miles. At another "Y" intersection at 11.4 miles, go right, with the road now skirting drying-up wetlands, heavy on the skunk cabbage.
    At about 13.4 miles a lone homestead comes into view.
    At 14.2 miles cross another little bridge and head directly uphill with few switchbacks.
    At a "Y" intersection at 15.2 miles, go left.
    At the next "Y" intersection at just under 16 miles, go right, and follow the road uphill again, then down, then past some mailboxes and onto pavement again, with a Lane County sign.
    Glimpses of Siltcoos Lake – largest in the Oregon Dunes -- peek through the trees and undergrowth and then here it is, or at least the Fiddle Creek arm of it – at about 17 miles. Cross the low bridge and come to a "T" intersection. To the left (W) is a narrow, one-lane paved road to Ada Station and the east shore of far-flung Siltcoos Lake, about 4 miles..
    To the right, at the "T" intersection, turn onto South Canary Rd., which turns into Canary Rd. as it makes its way approximately 10 miles to US 101. Towards the end of this trek, the road skirts Woahink Lake, with a nice day-use area that provides panoramic views of the lake, deepest in the Oregon Dunes.
    From the intersection with US 101, to continue to Florence, turn right (N) on US 101 and proceed north about 3.2 miles.
    With luck this back-way journey has been fun yet uneventful, and you'll perhaps have gained newfound admiration for the little-visited places "Behind the Big Lakes."

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Woodlands Come Alive With Springtime Scenery


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor to the Jerry Phillips Reserve in the Elliott State Forest admires the tall trees.

    By Tom Baake
    This is the best time of year to visit the forests of our region. The serious rain has let up and the dirt roads aren't quite so muddy, but haven't yet turned to dust as they will later in the season. Plus, forest fires are rarely an issue, although that will change soon, as things are drying out.
    There are well-known and impressive forest settings in such places as Golden and Silver Falls State Park about 25 miles east of Coos Bay, set amidst a grove of forest giants.
    Another noteworthy forest setting is the Jerry Phillips Reserve, formerly the Silver Creek Heritage Grove, not far off the main road through the Elliott State Forest (ESF). The route begins in the Allegany vicinity and ends up over by Loon Lake. All the roads are well graveled but can be challenging, particularly along sections hanging over sheer drops of a thousand feet and more.
    The other big challenge is the ESF road numbering system, unlike others such as those used by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. There aren't many "text" destination signs, just numbers. Furthermore, road signs are frequently vandalized or just plain missing, and you have the potential of getting lost. Thus if you plan to do any exploring, get an ESF map at their office in Coos Bay's Bunker Hill district. A digital version is available their website. But remember, GPS units and smartphones often don't work in deep forests and steep canyons, so you should get a map if you want to do any further ESF roaming. With this tour, however, you won't need a map unless you want to go farther afield.
    Getting to the Grove
    From the "Y" intersection on US 101 at the south end of Coos Bay, bear left on State Route 241, following signs to Coos River, Allegany. The road crosses Isthmus Slough Bridge. Bear left (N) on 6th Ave. and follow it 0.5 mile to a "T" intersection with D. St./Coos River Highway. Go right (E) and follow the road through Coos Bay's Eastside District.
    Cross Catching Slough Bridge and continue upriver, crossing green-steel Chandler Bridge in a couple of miles.
    Once across the bridge, go right, following the sign to Allegany, Coos River, Golden and Silver Falls State Park. In a few miles pass the Doris Place boat ramp, then Rooke-Higgins County Park. Follow the road to Allegany and keep going 1 mile beyond, and turn left (N) on Marlow Creek Rd., also known as Elk Ridge Rd. and the 1000 Road. Note your mileage or zero out your trip odometer here.
    The road follows Marlow Creek up a canyon of huge, mossy, big-leaf maples. The canyon is redolent with springtime smells right now, and aglow with all the freshly watered undergrowth -- swordferns and a dozen other species, many flowering early this year.
    The brook babbles, the birds trill, the bees buzz, what a mellow little canyon! What's that you say? Boring? OK. . . just hang on a sec! As a portent of things to come, pavement gives way to gravel, and the road begins an immediate and serious ascent, with few switchbacks, no turnouts and nothing but trees ahead and blue sky above. Up! Up! Up!
    The road tops out at 6.5 miles, with some spectacular vistas as a reward. Not far along, however, are those harrowing drop-offs mentioned earlier. But this interval is relatively short, and soon the road is back among the trees.
    At a "Y" intersection at about 8.1 miles bear right. Just beyond, on the right (S) is ESF Rd. 1430. GPS N43°30.390 W123°57.549. It's suggested you park here and walk the rest of the way to the grove. However, it's usually possible to drive there in a high clearance or four-wheel-drive vehicle, if the route hasn't been blocked by downed trees or fallen limbs. So, whether walking or driving in, from the parking area, follow ESF 1430 0.1 mile and bear left on ESF 1440 and follow it about a third of a mile to the grove. GPS N43°30.380 W125°56.912.
    If you visit, say a silent thank-you to former Oregon State Dept. of Forestry district manager Jerry Phillips, who was instrumental in preserving this grove, a rarity untouched by fire or logging. A thousand thanks again, Jerry!
    For your return, it's obviously possible to simply retrace your route. As mentioned earlier, the 1000 Rd. continues to Loon Lake, although also as noted the route is marked only by ESF-numbered signs, and shouldn't be attempted without a map. (You can also find maps, complete directions and more information in my guidebook, a plug for which is coming up.)
    Meantime, try to get out enjoy the forest wonderlands this time of year – all green and glowing!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake's guidebook "Out Our Back Door," has maps and directions to everything mentioned here...and more. Buy it at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center or order online at
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Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Watt — w Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt commercial — comm'l double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. 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.


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.