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Out Our Back Door

    Have Fun Rediscovering The Millicoma Marsh Trails
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Millicoma Marsh Trails volunteers Todd Buchholz and Wes Pyne level one of the 12 new trail signposts.
    Long a gem of the Bay Area recreation scene for fun and easy walking, jogging, biking, bird-watching, photography and giving the dog some exercise, the Millicoma Marsh Trail system in Coos Bay's Eastside district has gotten some upgrades lately that make a visit even more enjoyable.
    The popular trail system has been fairly well maintained ever since its inception in the early 1990s, thanks to the efforts of volunteers, businesses and public agencies. Coos Bay School District crews regularly mow the approximately three miles of trails, while blackberry vines, willows and other native and invasive plants are kept clipped back by volunteers and crews under the direction of such agencies as the Coos Watershed Association.
    There are four wooden shelters within the trail system, as well as a welcoming interpretive sign. The trails run atop levees overlooking about 44 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands created by the dumping of bay dredge spoils from the 1930s to the 1980s.
    But the trails and structures were showing their age. Navigating the grass and gravel paths – one of which is loop – could be challenging due to lack of signage. The area also serves as an outdoor classroom for students at the adjacent middle and elementary schools, so it needs periodic tending.
    Thus the Millicoma Marsh stewardship group, led by trail founder and retired science teacher Jamie Fereday, re-roofed and partially and/or completely rebuilt the wooden structures, and fixed portions of the trails.
    Among other donors and volunteers, Jamie credited Cameron Angell of Angell Excavating and Forestry as well as equipment operators from the Oregon Dept. of Transportation for bringing in heavy equipment to clear trail-crowding brush.
    A new welcome sign with interpretive information and a "You Are Here" map greets visitors, and there are 12 new colorful wooden signposts at intersections and points of interest. Students decorated the signposts with pressed images of ferns and leaves, and the signposts also have You Are Here map/stars, as well as professionally-designed tiles with interpretive information.
    Some of the maps and signs also show the original elevations before the dredge spoils literally raised the elevation of parts of the saltmarsh.
    For the signpost tiles, interpretive text writer Marina Richie worked with Patty Whereat-Phillips, a Miluk Coos tribal member and linguist for the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, to provide both Hanis and Miluk Indian names for some of the wildlife. "The tribes were very helpful," said Marina, "and even shared portions of their origin story."
    Another tile features a "listening post" of natural sounds: "Cup your hands around your ears and listen like a deer . . . (to) plinks of rain to warbles and squawks to croaks of frogs." Yet another tile features the "night shift" of bats and bugs.
    Indeed, no matter what the time of day or season of the year, a fascinating tapestry of the wild world thrives here, just minutes from busy Bay Area streets,
    Getting There
    From the "Y" intersection at the south end of Coos Bay, follow the sign to Allegany, Coos River. Cross the Isthmus Slough Bridge, and bear left (N) on 6th Ave. and follow it about 1 mile to a "T" intersection with D St. Turn left (W) on D St. and in 2 blocks turn right (N) on 4th Ave. In one block, park in a cobblestone lot above the ballfield and walk down to the track. Walk east across the ballfield toward the scoreboard and trailhead.
    You can take an out-and-back walk, or make the loop. To begin, follow the trail east about 0.2 mile to an intersection with a bench. Keep going east for another 0.2 mile to the farthest shelter. To make the loop, go north from the bench just mentioned and follow the trail north, then west for about a half-mile. At a "T" intersection, go left (S) back to the ballfield.
    The Swallow Loop trail is a short interior loop off the main trail, not currently as well maintained as the others, but scheduled for some work and "smoothing," said trail director Fereday. Hikers might notice two short side trails along Swallow Trail, which Feredaysaid were temporary paths to check some property boundary lines, and also to scout for potential future trail connections.
    Which is another attraction of this fun trail system and its surroundings -- it's still evolving!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and
    Coquille River Offers Lots of Fun Recreation


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A kayaker drifts along the peaceful reaches of the Coquille River between Myrtle Point and Coquille.

    By Tom Baake
    The Coquille River can seem like a lonely place these days. Closed to salmon fishing in an effort to restore fish stocks, the river is devoid of its usual fleet of sport-fishing boats this autumn. The salmon closure doesn't mean the river's completely closed, of course, and the river remains a scenic delight for boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and perhaps even swimming (on a warm Indian Summer day, that is.) Fishing for small-mouth bass is also allowed -- and even encouraged -- as this invasive species preys on young salmon.
    There's lots of public access, mostly in the form of boat ramps at intervals along the river, which eventually meets the ocean at Bandon. Most of the riverbanks and adjacent land are private property, and support a variety of ranching and farming activities.
    One of the most important things to remember about the Coquille River – and also to the Coos, Umpqua, Smith and Siuslaw rivers here on the South Coast – is that it's a tidal estuary, with tidal influence reaching more than 30 miles upstream.
    Dating to Indian times, river travelers learned to use the tides to their advantage, letting an incoming tide carry them upriver and the combination of river current and outgoing tide to carry them downstream.
    The Coquille and the other waterways were vital transportation links. As author, historian and rancher Bill Mast wrote in his 2014 book "Coos County Agriculture," any agriculture beyond simple subsistence depended upon a functioning transportation system. Coos County waterways provided the early trade routes for farm commodities, most of which were sold in San Francisco.
    While the earliest transportation was by ever-ready canoe, settlement by whites coincided with the advent of the industrial age, and it wasn't long before steam-powered riverboats were in daily use on the coastal rivers. Later boats were gasoline-powered.
    Many were both functional and aesthetically appealing, resembling smaller versions of paddlewheelers used on the Mississippi and Columbia rivers, and were often deemed "cute." Riverboat captains were undisputed kings of their crafts, and many felt the need to appear colorful, competent, and daring. They constantly bettered each other's travel times.
    Author Mast recalls two captains "developed a bitter rivalry that escalated into water hose fights, throwing of rocks and various other missiles, and even an occasional boat ramming. The State of Oregon restored the peace by threatening to revoke the Captain's licenses of those involved."
    The situation was similar on the nearby Coos River. Mast writes that "in 1900, 50 steamboats plied the Coos River region. By 1920 a "Mosquito Fleet" of 200 gasoline and diesel boats replaced the steamers. In addition to transporting people and goods, the boats had recreational uses, with everything from regular small boat races to Sunday picnic excursions. There was even a boat used to spread the Gospel to far-flung residents.
    The rivers were also used to float logs by the millions to sawmills around the bays and to more distant locales. Skilled workers who used tides, currents, and removable upriver "splash dams" to carry logs downriver.
    Railroads and vehicle roads eventually replaced the riverboats. The last scheduled riverboat run was in December, 1948, and splash dams were discontinued in the late 1950s.
    Today, the soothing vibe of the Coquille River belies its busy history. The Coquille waterfront is a good example. Looking at the dense, blackberry-choked riverbank, it's hard to imagine how lively a place this once was. The Images of America book "Coquille" by Bert Dunn, Andie Jensen and Yvonne-Cher Skye, available for free perusal via the Coos-Curry "Coastline" library system, has an excellent collection of photographs of the early days along the Coquille River.
    As noted, river access these days is mainly via boat ramps and fishing accesses beginning at Bullards Beach State Park in Bandon and heading up to Rocky Point, Riverton, two in Coquille, Johnson Mill log pond (actually more of a sandy embankment at the south end of the park), Bryant's Ramp in Myrtle Point, and well beyond to public fishing access on the river's south fork, all the way up to Powers.
    Some of the boat ramps have adjacent picnic tables and restrooms, although vandalism is a constant problem. And yet the river rolls on, poised in this special time between summer and fall, with a colorful show of autumn leaves just ahead – but not many people.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Recreation Projects Gain Support on South Coast


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A kayaker tries out the new launch at Eel Lake in William Tugman State Park near Lakeside. The launch is wheelchair accessible, with use of safety bars and a set of oversized stair-steps to slide down to water level.

    By Tom Baake
    The outdoor recreation scene on the South Coast continues to improve, with progress and ambitious proposals in several areas.
    Perhaps the highest-profile success story is the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike trail system on Coos County forestland between Coos Bay and Bandon.
    Developed in phases beginning in 2018, the final section of the 30-mile system is nearing completion, according to Dave Lacey, destination coordinator for the Oregon Coast Visitor Association.
    "We should be at thirty miles before the end of November," he said in an interview. "This will probably be the last big investment for new mileage, but there's always going to be maintenance." Potential events include a June celebration of the trails, "and we're hoping to bring the scholastic mountain bike team in for a statewide race, so that would be really cool too."
    Other improvements include expanded parking and new restrooms. Lacey said a team from Oregon State University is conducting a needs assessment, "and one of the big things seems to be a campground nearby or adjacent to it."
    As for the final sections going in now, Lacey noted "they're really challenging black diamond trails. . . . So it's good they saved them for last." Be cautioned that he also used the word "scary."
    On the subject of mountain biking, Ed Kessler of Ptarmagin Ptrails – designer of the Whiskey Run trail system – has developed a mountain bike trail system for what's known as the "Hundred Acre Woods" on the east side of Coquille. Public sessions to hear opinions are planned.
    Meantime, Lacey said work is supposed to start soon on trail restoration in the Agness area. Called the Lawson Creek project, it received funding from the Oregon Coast Visitor Association for what Lacey said is "some pretty decent trail rehab for motorcycles, e-biking and hiking." Plans call for connecting the Lower Rogue River, Pine Grove, Lawson Creek and Game Lake trails, for a 30-mile loop, "with more backcountry travel than Whiskey Run trails."
    Another proposal would develop and restore about 15 miles of trails around Cape Sebastian State Park south of Gold Beach. "There are amazing ocean views and amazing terrain," said Lacey. Goals include getting agencies and elected officials to sign letters of support, "and see if that will help us move forward."
    Lacey noted the other constant challenge is funding, a sentiment shared by Travel Oregon South Coast director Julie Miller. She hopes some of the future projects will follow the "really great partnerships" that helped develop the Whiskey Run trail system, which has been funded by grants ranging from Oregon State Parks to foundations such as the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance. A previous project created a designated route for road-rider bicyclists in the Port Orford and surrounding area.
    Enhancing the regional outdoor recreation scene adds to its positive impact on local economies, noted Ms. Miller. It often involves getting local communities to "embrace" the concepts of outdoor recreation as a part of the economic picture, she said.
    Another ongoing project is the installation of what's planned to be as many as 14 new designated launch ramps in the South Coast region for canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The new launches are already in place at the Old Town Bandon Marina, the Bumblebee Landing in Old Town Reedsport waterfront and at Eel Lake in William Tugman State Park near Lakeside, the latter of which is wheelchair accessible.
    With funding sources ranging from the State Marine Board to individual port districts, more launch sites are planned, including Garrison Lake in Port Orford, and as-yet selected sites in Gold Beach and Brookings.
    Lacey also noted that organizers are also discussing the potential return some day of the popular community paddling trips, such as those held on the Coquille River and the Coos River Estuary in the years leading up to the pandemic. Lacey said organizers also hope to bring back the World Tour Paddling Film Festival during next May's South Coast Culture Tour.
    Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic slowed momentum on several of these projects, with state and federal agencies on hold or in a go-slow mode while awaiting a return to some form of pre-Covid management. Agencies also had to deal with the hopefully temporary loss of seasonal help.
    But as long as public support and actual "user miles" grow, there's hope that these exciting new developments will continue to unfold.

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

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    What's more fun than more fun? I'm tempted to use the phrase "multi-tasking your fun" but tasking sounds too much like work, so I'll think of something else. As for adding more fun to something already fun, here's a good example -- enjoying an outing in a canoe or kayak while doing a little fishing and a bit of a geocaching. A triple!
    And yes, people still go geocaching, or maybe new people are trying it, as it's a enjoying a bit of a revival, boosted by the inclusion of geocaching apps in many smartphones and new electronic devices. It's also easier than ever to download programs to assist apps in various formats. Purists aren't sure they like it, just like photographers don't like the fact that "everybody with a smart phone thinks they're a photographer." Chill out dudes, it's just for fun.
    As for fishing, every year I see more and more anglers in kayaks, especially those made specifically for fishing, with better stability and pedals to make them go.
    But back to waterborne geocaching. It was only a matter of time before people starting using portable, hand-held global positioning system (GPS) units to hide and sleuth out geocaches in places accessible only by water. Here on the South Coast, an informal "geo navy" has tucked geocaches along just about all of the region's waterways and lakes, saying it's a great way to enjoy two fun outdoor pastimes at once. Or three if you're fishing, too.
    For the uninitiated, a bit of explanation is in order. When the US government made information from its network of GPS satellites available to the public, it spurred production of affordable, portable GPS receiving units. They were immediately popular for their navigational assistance and now are practically standard equipment in most vehicles.
    People also tried to figure out other fun things to do with their GPS units, and thus geocaching was born. The idea is to hide a preferably smallish container containing a paper notation log on which subsequent finders record their finds. Many geocachers leave small items and toys in the caches, or take items as mementos.
    Caches are hidden in easily-accessible public places. Trespassing is taboo, as is hiding caches without permission on private property.
    For more explanation and details on how to get started – as well as coordinates for some caches – visit the website
    In pre-Covid times, local geocachers met for events at such places as Eel Lake near Lakeside, but now it's mostly folks going solo or with friends.
    Geocachers enjoy the "treasure hunting" aspect of the activity. A local enthusiast named Mike told me he's been at it since 2005, and says he always enjoyed exploring the outdoors, "and this just adds to the fun. It's a never-ending mission to hide things."
    Another longtime local geocacher says "the neat thing about geocaching is that it takes you to places you might never go to otherwise."
    You can also do it on your own schedule, and it's free -- once you've purchased a GPS unit or acquired a device that has a geocaching app, that is.
    With a bit of instruction from a geo-navy member, I used a relativity simple GPS unit on the aforementioned Eel Lake in William Tugman State Park just north of Lakeside.
    I've paddled the lake many times, so it was interesting to add another aspect to the trip – geocache hunting. There were lots of them! Some were hidden in stumps or partially-submerged snags out of the water, others were tied in low-hanging branches along the shoreline. A couple were hidden on land, requiring me to get out and look around.
    And yes, I really did see things I'd never noticed on previous Eel Lake paddles. Every time I stopped and just sat quietly, birds and waterfowl would calmly emerge and resume their lives. Even a bald eagle flew over. They paid little attention to me. Probably because I was by myself so not talking and scaring things away. Until, that is, I found a particularly tricky cache and blurted out "There you are!"
    An Internet search will yield more information and contacts. Also check out the Facebook page for "South Coast Geocachers of Oregon."

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is co-author of "Oregon South Coast Canoe, Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Guide" available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
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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

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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.


Sabrina Gonzalez

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