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Out Our Back Door

    Starkness Shows Details Of the Midwinter Forest
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Beneath a canopy of leafless trees, a hiker follows a woodland trail on a grey winter day.

    By Tom Baake
    These winter days seem to alternate between rainy interludes and sunny, cold days. Storms from the south are a bit more balmy. Other than that variable, the pattern is pretty predictable. Yet the season has its rewards.
    Winter creates some remarkable scenes. Take mudflats, for example. Most of the time, they're pretty mundane. But when they freeze over, it's almost like another world out there. A vast broadcloth of opaque domes and palings, fragile to the touch.
    The starkness of winter also opens up the views. Such deciduous trees as alder and big-leaf maple are barren and exposed, unmasking what they usually block off. What lies beyond is revealed. Maybe there's a seasonal waterfall hiding back there, or a little babbling brook.
    And although at times it may seem like you're wandering through a black and white photograph, there's actually lots of color. Stubby green grass struggles up through a soggy carpet of rain-flattened leaves, laying the foundation for next summer's waist-high weeds. Tiny mushrooms – some in hues of amber and orange -- brave the freezing temperatures, while mosses, ferns, lichen, salal, huckleberry and Oregon grape seem suspended, waiting for warmer instructions. The vivid scarlets of vine maple in autumn may be long gone, but you can almost sense the impending burst of greenery that will surely accompany this getting-wetter winter.
    For further enjoyment, journey up any of our coastal river canyons. You can literally see more of the rivers this time of year, as their canopy of deciduous trees and dense brush such as willow, blackberry and vine maple that are all devoid of foliage right now.
    Thanks to all the rain, there's actually more to the rivers, too. Take a drive along the South Coast rivers that have big gravel beds, such as the Rogue and Chetco, and see what these waterways look like when they're running full. These are not the splash-around playgrounds of summer!
    Dramatic winter scenery further validates the claim that every season here on the South Coast has its rewards, from the explosion of greenery in spring and early summer to the golden show of autumn leaves.
    But you don't even have to head out into the woods. A simple drive around the bay on East Bay Drive is memorably revealing, beginning (at the south end) in the Eastside district, where the alders lining the roadway are devoid of leaves right now, revealing sweeping panoramas of the vast estuary.
    And then there is the sea. Enjoyable to look at in every weather and season, it's also sort of equally laid bare on occasion in wintertime. During storms it's all froth and fury; they say "it gets stood up on edge." Beaches are scoured clear of the last storm's deliveries, only to receive fresh tangles of seaweed and driftwood, while more stuff bobs just offshore.
    Then as suddenly as the storm arrives it's all blown out. The next day dawns bright and sunny and nearly windless. Sometimes balmy, as I said earlier.
    And then there are the nights. Clear starry nights like we rarely get in summertime along the usually-foggy coast. What a show! Or maybe it's one of those big full moons, creating high tides that combine with storm runoff to flood places high and dry the rest of the year.
    Farmers' fields -- in many cases protected by dikes that hold back estuary waters – are nevertheless underwater in some places, owing to heavy rainfall and high tides that hinder runoff. If you ever wondered what the pasturelands looked like back when they were tidelands, now's the time to check them out.
    It really can all be quite dramatic. And I haven't even mentioned those days when the weather changes about every 20 minutes. Keep the sunglasses and raingear handy. It's how we have fun, South Coast-style!

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

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor takes in the bizarre geometry of sand ridges and weird yardangs in the Oregon Dunes.

    Those strange sand formations known as yardangs sculpted by the wind this time of year in the Oregon Dunes have reappeared, much to the delight of visitors.
    You can experience yardangs in an ATV or on foot or e-bike throughout the 40-mile dunes system. They're the result of seasonal changes in wind patterns and the kind of drenching rains we've been having lately. In simple terms, yardangs are just naturally-occurring sand castles.
    During the summer, wind arrives from the north, and builds up high, smooth ridges of sand. In winter, the wind is mainly from the south, and it immediately begins eroding the ridges of dry, powdery sand. Abundant rainfall slows the process, however, soaking in and packing down the sand on the windward side.
    Now as anyone who's ever made one knows, a sand castle is best sculpted with wet sand. In this case, the water (rain) is delivered in metric tons. Meantime, the wind is the sculptor, carving channels through the rain-soaked ridgetops and creating remarkable formations that look like miniature versions of sandstone escarpments in the Desert Southwest.
    The dreamy reaches of smoothly sculpted yardangs -- called "fleets" -- extend row upon row on the ridgetops, some seemingly but not quite perfectly aligned and others at mad angles.
    Meantime, in the surrounding vast reaches of open sand, the drenching and drying-out processes happen at different rates, leaving behind a bewildering array of geometric patterns, chevrons, blazes, and massive psychedelic swirls.
    Other formations resemble elaborate cliff dwellings, fantastical miniature cruise ships, otherworldly beasts, even pyramids, with multi-level ramparts, watchtowers, walls and balustrades, complete with unbelievable embellishments and delicate ornaments on top.
    Fluctuations in yearly rainfall (and diminished wind) means not every year is a good one for yardangs, but this year's crop looks awesome, based on my visits over the past couple of weeks. They are weirder than ever, as are the swirling buckskin patterns and startling designs in the sand as different areas absorb the rain at different rates.
    As winter rains subside and the sand dries out, the wind refines and sculpts the sand ridges and shapes. If left untouched, they erode as the rainy season diminishes. Each passing day dries them out, and wind carries away these strange natural artworks the way they arrived, one grain at a time.
    Finding Yardangs
    You can wander in the Dunes on your own or with family or friends, but for a guided yardang walk join with the South Coast Striders hiking group for a foray starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Oregon Dunes Hall Lake day-use area near Lakeside. Get more information at
    From Coos Bay, go 17 miles north on US 101 and turn left (W) on Wildwood Drive and follow it about 1.5 miles to the Hall Lake access road and follow it about an eighth-mile to the parking area.
    From the parking area, walk north on a former service road-turned-trail, and when it splits in about a half-mile follow the sign to the dunes. Once in the dunes, walk north toward a yardang-laden ridge.
    Nearly all the hiking areas of the dunes include some yardang ridges, including the USFS Dellenback day-use area near Lakeside, and the USFS Hall Lake day-use area discussed above, both near Lakeside.
    ATV riders can check them out throughout the dunes, including the Umpqua Dunes out of Winchester Bay, and west of Riley Ranch County Park near Hauser, and from the US Forest Service Spinreel campground just south of Lakeside.
    Whether you're on an e-bike, ATV or on foot, once out in the dunes, study the east-west ridges for the distinctive shapes – sometimes it looks like a caravan of humped camels traipsing along top the ridgetops. Head for them, and their shapes will become more distinctive – or mysterious -- presumably spurring you on. Happy hunting!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Rainy Day Sights Along The Coos Bay Boardwalk
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor to the walkway just south of the Coos Bay Boardwalk pauses for a look at boats tied up along adjacent docks.

    By Tom Baake
    Storms roll in, wave on wave here on Oregon's South Coast. Some come from the north, full of Arctic chill and frigid rain. Other blow in from the south, carrying a softer sort of precipitation and balmy temperatures. They used to say these warm winter storms were the result of a phenomenon called the Pineapple Express, but these days the preferred term is Atmospheric River. Not nearly as fun-sounding as the promise of a pineapple, but perhaps more scientific.
    Added to the drama are king tides, seasonal flooding, downed powerlines, fallen trees, broken branches, and landslides all sizes.
    Still, the gentle interludes are sort of refreshing. It's fun to be out seeing the huge cloud platforms build up, let loose and roll on, interspersed with intervals of bright sunshine. But be ready to bail out! A big flurry of rain might suddenly appear and you'll want to head for cover.
    A good place for this in Coos Bay is the waterfront Boardwalk. In addition to viewpoints, benches, and interpretive displays, there are historic tugboats protected by canopy shelters and pavilions, and access ramps to docks with a dozen boats tied up. To the south is a mile-long paved path for walkers and bicyclists, with wide vistas of the bay, city and shoreline.
    To the north is Front Street, with busy shops, repair facilities, a tugboat fleet, and specialized shops for the maritime industry. You can get a peek at everything from a modern fire boat moored along the waterfront to a multi-masted sailing ship under restoration. The mainline railroad tracks go right down the middle of the street, occasionally adding to the action when trains go through.
    Wandering north on Front Street on the sidewalk (or cautiously up the middle of the street) reveals up all sorts of interesting sights. Some of the industrial shops have big doors that open onto the street, revealing the massive and often-complicated machinery and elements of waterborne commerce.
    As part of the ongoing renaissance of Front Street, a couple of historic buildings have been repurposed, and other renovations are planned. One of the historic old buildings is now a popular eatery, while another down the street serves as the winter quarters for the Farmers' Market and display space for craftspeople and artisans.
    A food truck courtyard is another new addition, with a half-dozen occupants in bright and shiny trucks offering a wide variety of items. There's plenty of covered seating at picnic tables and benches, while strands of retro white lights add to the festive atmosphere. And it's not just food. One of the places is an axe-throwing attraction; for a fee, you can hurl a small axe at dartboard-type targets in a digital display.
    Keep walking north and you'll pass the venerable Coos Bay Iron Works, closed to the public but perhaps one day part of the Front Street revival. In portent of perhaps greater things to come, the historic building has been given a new coat of deep red paint.
    A bit farther north is the Coos History Museum, with new displays as well as an addition to the waterfront walkway. Next is the Coos Bay Village, an ambitious new project that's already home to several businesses, with more to come.
    If you've made it this far without getting rained on, consider yourself fortunate. If, however, rain suddenly manifests itself, feel free to duck into any of the public places just mentioned and wait it out. They're all great places to miss a monsoon!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    More 'Windshield Tours' Show Off South Coast
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Views of colorful fishing boats in the Charleston Harbor are a part of a tour of intriguing South Coast settings.

    By Tom Baake
    A recent column gave some recommendations for "windshield tours." In case you missed it, I explained that people sometimes tell me they're no longer able to do much walking, so they can't get out and enjoy our famous South Coast scenery.
    Don't give up! Instead, I suggested some "windshield tours" done in the comfort of one's own vehicle.
    Places such as North Bend's Airport Heights near the Bureau of Land Management office, where you can see the Oregon Dunes in the distance and maybe watch a chip ship taking on a load, or a fishing boat cruising by, or an aircraft landing or taking off, or even a railroad train crossing the swing-span bridge.
    Another place is the harbor entrance overlook known as Chicken Point, outside of Charleston. You can drive right up to a parking area next to the Coast Guard watchtower and observe the comings and goings of boats and ships. To get there, proceed on Cape Arago Highway west from Charleston, and in 1 mile turn right (N) on Coos Head Rd. In 0.2 mile turn right (N) on a gravel road. Follow it 0.2 mile a "Y" intersection and bear left, following it 0.3 mile to the lookout.
    My previous column mentioned several beach overlooks, but a potential addition could be Whiskey Run Beach north Bandon, where those with properly equipped 4-wheel-drive vehicles can drive onto the beach and motor along it for several miles. (Be cognizant of tide times as this beach can be completely covered with water during high tides – water right up to the base of the cliffs.)
    Bandon Dunes Golf Resort access roads pass through some beautiful settings. Start from the southern entrance and follow the gentle sinews of the paved access road through a classic coastal forest of shore pine, madrone, manzanita, huckleberry, salal, lichen, kinnikinnick and other native growth, interspersed with sandy interludes. The road passes outlying lodges and golf courses, then the main lodge. Stay on the access road heading north, passing the driving range and other lodges and courses, all connected by the excellent road system. It's even fun on a bicycle! The road eventually connects with Seven Devils Rd., on which you can turn right (S) to return to US 101.
    About 12 south of Bandon on US 101 is the settlement of Langlois, where you can enjoy what may be the ultimate windshield tour: a drive up Langlois Mtn. Rd. This is as close to an airplane ride you can get and still remain on terra firma. Beginning from US 101 across the street from Langlois Market, the road heads strictly uphill, each turn revealing more of the surrounding coastal plain. Here you can see neat squares of farms and fields as well as glittering waterways and placid cranberry bogs. On a clear day you can see north to Cape Arago, while southern views can range down to Cape Blanco. And of course the ocean fills the whole western horizon.
    The road tops off in a couple of miles and begins a roller coaster-like journey as it negotiates the undulating Curry County landscape, dead-ending about 8 miles up, so either here at the end of pavement or at some point along the way, you'll have to turn around and retrace your route back to US 101. Coming in for a landing!
    The windshield tour possibilities continue -- Curry County offers several fun ones – which I'll discuss in a future edition. For now I hope you'll give some of these suggestions a go, so you can keep enjoying this special place.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
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101 Marketplace of Bandon ACE Hardware Highway Deli Mart Fast Mart Laurel Grove Store McKay’s Market Ray’s Food Place Wilson's Market The Beverage Barn


Circle K Rite Aid

Coos Bay

7-Eleven Abby’s Legendary Pizza Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Bay Area Hospital Bay Clinic Bayshore Chevron Bayway Market Bi-Mart Builders First Source Chevron Station/Car Wash Coos Bay Liquor Store Coos Bay Senior Center Englewood Market Fast Mart Farr’s True Value Hardware Fred Meyer Green Lightning Laundry Knecht’s Auto Parts Les Schwab Tire Center McDonald’s McKay’s Market Mini Pet Mart Napa Auto Parts Newmark Center North Bend Medical Center Safeway Salvation Army Thrift Store Shake ‘N’ Burger South Coast Shopper StockPot Restaurant Subway Tioga Lobby T.N.T. Market VP Racing Wendy’s CHARLESTON/EMPIRE 7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop #2 Barview Market Dairy Queen Davy Jones’ Locker Grocery Empire Mercantile General Store Grocery Outlet Lighthouse Market McKay’s Market Post Office Sunset Market William’s Bakery Outlet Store


Coos County Courthouse Coquille Liquor Store Coquille Produce Coquille Smoke Shop Coquille Supply Inc Coquille Valley Hospital Fast Mart Frazier’s Bakery Highway Deli Mart McKay’s Market Milk-e-Way Feed & Trucking Oregon DMV Safeway Whoozit’s Whatsits


CG Market Dollar General We B Video & Liquor


Arlene’s Café & General Store Elkton Food Center


7-Eleven Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clea Wox Market Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store


Gold Beach

McKay’s Market Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

North Bend

7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop Ashworth’s Market Bi-Mart Bungelow Market Chevron Station & Mart Elite Market 1 EZ Mart Glasgow Store Lillie Family Market Nex Dor and More North Bend Liquor Store North Bend Vistor Info Ctr Perry’s Electric & Plumbing Pony Village Mall Rite Aid Safeway Shell Gas Station & Mart South Coast Hospice Thrift Store

Port Orford

Circle K Ray’s Food Place TJ’s Coffee House


Cruiser Cafe Power’s Market Power’s Tavern AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store


7-Eleven Library McKay’s Market Recreation Station Safeway SMITH RIVER: Smith River Market


Bridge Store


Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office


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Examples: Ranger XLT by Ford would be abbreviated to: Ford Ranger XLT OceanRunner Rainbow Series by WildSeas would be abbreviated to: WildSeas Rainbow OceanRunner In the body of an ad always use numerals. Example: Newer 3bdr home. At the beginning of an ad spell out short numbers. (Example: Three bdr home.) As always, if you do not want your ad abbreviate we can use the longer version for $2. 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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. 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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.