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Out Our Back Door

    Kick Off the Spring Season With Plenty of Fun Activities


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    PHOTO CAPTION:The red and clear glass prisms and highly polished brass light fixture of the Umpqua River Lighthouse near Winchester Bay can be viewed during regular daily tours.

    If you're enjoying Spring Break or otherwise just celebrating this week's start of Spring, the South Coast has lots of fun outdoor activities ranging from whale watching and lighthouse tours to guided hikes and beachcombing campaigns. Tried and true fun includes enjoying the Oregon Dunes, whether aboard an ATV or on foot, fat-tire bicycle, horse or watercraft. (Yes, you can go boating in Dunes Country!)
    If the weather isn't cooperating, such places as the Coos History Museum and the Charleston Marine Life Center offer absorbing diversions. If the weather's mixed, visit the Oregon Coast Historical Railway in Coos Bay, with an outdoor display area and indoor museum. (Times and details at the end of this article.)
    Thanks to wild winter weather, a few favorite destinations took some hits. At Golden and Silver Falls State Park east of Coos Bay, an alder fell and took out the footbridge to the trails to Golden Falls. The park remains open, however, and the trail to Silver Falls is still accessible.
    According to Oregon State Parks district manager Larry Becker, the bridge was scheduled for replacement and "had been on borrowed time because one of the support beams had a spiral fracture." He said state parks officials are working with the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to get permits and minimize fishery impact. They're hoping to replace the footbridge with an "assemble-on-site" bolted and self-supporting truss bridge similar to those in other state parks, but the work may not be finished until June, said Becker.
    Meanwhile, "we realize it's going to be an inconvenience if you have to wade the stream to see Golden Falls," he said. "It's unfortunate and obviously not what we wanted to do."
    Whale Watching Week
    Closer to the coast, Whale Watching Week is March 23 to 31, with gray whales headed north to their summer feeding grounds. Spot them from any coastal high point, or visit one of the 24 whale watching stations beginning on Saturday, with volunteers on hand with binoculars and spotting scopes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day.
    South Coast sites include Cape Perpetua, Sea Lion Caves, Umpqua Lighthouse, Shore Acres (south of Charleston in the Coos Bay area), Face Rock State Park (Bandon), Battle Rock Park (Port Orford), Cape Ferrelo overlook, Harris Beach in Brookings and 9th St. Beach in Crescent City.
    Migrating whales follow a fairly standard routine. Juveniles lead the way, followed by adults, with mothers and babies bringing up the rear. As for swimming and feeding, the pattern is to swim underwater for about 45 seconds, rise to spout and breathe, swim for 45 seconds, spout and breathe, then dive for 3 to 5 minutes.
    Spouts or blowholes are common, but a "breach" is the ultimate whale sighting, with the beast coming partially or completely out of the water. "Spyhopping" is the term given when a whale surfaces for a look around.
    Meantime, the smaller Orca or killer whales with their distinctive black and white coloring can be spotted all year round, and sometimes stay in one place for 20 to 30 minutes hunting, feeding or cavorting – truly an unforgettable spectacle.
    Head for the Light . . . or a Hike
    Every trip doesn't guarantee a whale sighting, but you can have an interesting time at the Umpqua Lighthouse and Museum near Winchester Bay (also a whale watching site). The museum's free and open 9 7 p.m. Lighthouse tours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $3 for adults, $2 for youngsters.
    The museum in a vintage Coast Guard building has two floors of artifacts, photos and displays. At the lighthouse, volunteers share statistics and stories as you climb a circular iron staircase into the base of the light, with its precisely-cut, jewel-like red and clear prisms that produce its distinctive "signature."
    As for the aforementioned guided hiking opportunity, the South Coast Striders hiking group will visit the trails at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort beginning at 10 a.m. this Sunday, March 24. It's free! Details at .
    This Saturday is the annual SOLVE beach cleanup, with 45 collection sites including Umpqua Beach in Winchester Bay, Bastendorff Beach near Charleston, Face Rock State Park in Bandon, Battle Rock Park in Port Orford, Ophir Rest Stop, and Harris Beach Rest Area in Brookings, where you can get collection bags and/or drop off your findings. Organizers say it's a way to "visit your favorite beach or discover a new one."
    (The Charleston Marine Life Center is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., with free admission for children and students with ID, $4 seniors, $5 adults. The Coos History Museum is open 10 to 5 Tuesday through Sunday; $3 children & teens, adults $7; free to active-duty personnel and free every second Sunday of the month. The railroad museum in Coos Bay is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, with free admission.)

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks. Buy the books at local bookstores or at
    Photography Group Welcomes All Skill Levels


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Photographers focus on a variety of subjects at a recent outing to Sweet Creek near Mapleton. (Photo by Don Todd)
    Considering the amount of beautiful scenery here on the South Coast, it's not surprising that we have an active and fun photography club that finds a nearly-endless source of inspiration in this special region.
    In addition to twice-monthly meetings at the North Bend Senior Activity Center, members of the Oregon Coast Photographers Association hold frequent photo "shoot-outs" at different locations, and take part in lively competitions with other group members and with regional affiliates. Among their highest-profile activities are twice-yearly photography shows in Pony Village Mall, with members offering prized photos for public viewing and potential purchase. The next show is April 25-28.
    Group members also set up the popular photography exhibit at the annual Coos County Fair in Myrtle Point, with many members entering the various competitions. The photos are judged by experts from outside the area not involved in the competition.
    Anyone interesting in showing photos or helping out is invited to attend one of the group's meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month. At last week's meeting, Pony Village show organizer Bonnie Smith noted "there's still time to prepare entries." Those showing their work take turns staffing the exhibit during the show, she said.
    Following an invitation from Carol Todd, editor of the group's newsletter, The Proof Sheet, to submit photos or stories, members shared photos on the meeting's pre-determined theme, which was "green" in recognition of St. Patrick's Day. They also participated in a show and tell, sharing up to five images and discussing technical aspects. On a lighter note, the "Hah Hah" session featured humorous photos, some of which were manipulated with photo editing software. The "4 Ws" session had members sleuth out "who, where, what and when" an Oregon image was taken. Here, too, photo manipulation was okay, especially if it helped disguise the setting by taking out certain key identifying features, such as road signs.
    Following a break – complete with green-colored cookies -- photos submitted by members and affiliate groups were judged and critiqued, with time to look carefully at each photo and discuss its aspects.
    "We have a lot of fun," said board member Don Todd. "We're very serious about photography, but we're not serious people."
    At the meeting, a visitor shared samples of custom-created photo mats of wood and paper made with a laser-aided cutting tool, and offered his services (for a fee) to group members.
    Another member presented a slide show with accompanying music, noting she enjoyed using the website to obtain royalty-free tunes appropriate to the subject.
    Others shared abstract effects created by specific software, such as a Van Gogh-like swirl that turned out to be a close-up of a daisy spun into a blur. Another melded a photo of a sunflower into a "frame" created by one of the cathedral arches of McCullough Bridge.
    A highlight was a display of photos taken with a medium-format camera, with amazing detail and sharpness not possible with a standard digital or cellphone camera.
    While members find plenty to photograph here on the coast, they look forward occasional field trips – "shoot-outs" -- such as one planned for this summer in Bend, where they'll explore potential daylight as well as "dark sky" subject material. Here again, experienced photographers will share tips.
    As noted, anyone interested in photography is welcome at the meetings – and to take part in the upcoming Pony Village show. "We don't care what kind of camera you've got, even cellphone cameras, because they're relevant to what's going on today," said Don. The welcoming atmosphere also "brings us to people who want to get more into photography than just with their cellphones."
    The meetings and outings are also opportunities for people to expand their camera skills, said Don. "Some people never take their cameras out of the 'auto' setting or even know how to get it into the 'manual' mode, and we're certainly glad to help them out."
    But despite the seeming-ubiquity of cellphone photographers, group members like Don and others are not going to give up their traditional cameras anytime soon.
    "I tell my grandkids and other young people to hang onto their real cameras because they'll take them to places they never imagined."
    The group's next meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the North Bend Senior Center in Airport Heights. Find out more at

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks. Buy the books at local bookstores or at
    Lots to See and Do at Heceta Head
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: This unusual view from above Heceta Head lighthouse awaits hikers on a trail around the headland.

    The area around the Heceta Head lighthouse north of Florence is one of the best examples of the diversity of experiences and sights along the Oregon coast. Not only is there the iconic 1893 lighthouse (open for tours every day) and its carefully-preserved Queen Anne-style assistant keeper's quarters (now a B&B), but also a one-of-a-kind highway bridge, nice beaches long and short, soaring headland vistas, magnificent old trees, and hiking opportunities that even include the fabled Hobbit Trail. All these places are easily visited and explored on your own or with family and friends, but if you'd like some guidance – or just some company -- many of them will be part of a visit by the South Coast Striders hiking group this Saturday, March 9.
    As usual, there will be long and short hikes, and some folks might also set up vehicle shuttles or break the hike into two segments. This is a challenging hike because of the 500-ft. headland ascents and descents – twice if you do an out and back. Or, some might say twice the fun.
    Getting There
    From Florence, go north on US 101. The highway leaves the coastal plain and hugs the sides of plunging headlands, passing Sea Lion Caves along with many heart-stopping vista turnoffs. At just under 12 miles the highway goes through Cape Creek Tunnel and crosses Cape Creek Bridge. Just beyond the bridge, turn left into the Heceta Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint area. A $5 day-use fee or seasonal pass is required.
    The best view of the unusual Cape Creek Bridge is actually from beneath, as the highway deck doesn't have any embellishments. It was designed by famed Oregon coast bridge builder Conde McCullough, and resembles a Roman aqueduct, with a single parabolic arch that spans half its length. The bridge, adjacent tunnel and one-mile stretch of precarious roadway just traversed was known as the "Million Dollar Mile" because it cost that unheard-of sum when constructed in the 1930s. It was the last stretch of coastal highway to be built, as it was one of the most daunting.
    From the parking lot, a gravel road leads to the lighthouse assistant keeper's residence in a quarter-mile. In addition to the B&B, there are also frequent programs and presentations.
    Another quarter-mile up the road is the lighthouse. It's open for daily tours of the grounds and bottom floor only at this time.
    Just before the light is the headland trail. It switchbacks up past a viewpoint above the light, then goes higher yet, uphill through pine and spruce forest, with a thick understory of swordfern, salal, huckleberry and rhododendrons. The good news is the hiking trail doesn't go all the way to the top of 1000-ft Heceta Head; instead, it skirts around the high point, offering tantalizing glimpses of the coastline far below.
    The spruce grows grander and more sculptural up here, sighing tremendously in crosswinds that carry sounds of roaring surf and sealions barking. Benches offer a place to take a break.
    The high point is about 0.88 mile from the parking area. Down we go! Switchbacks and sets of steps ease the descent, with US 101 coming into view – and earshot. At 1.65 miles is a junction at which decisions must be made. My preferred route crosses the highway to the Valley Trail, which goes north and trends gently downhill along soothing China Creek, takes in a short, worthy loop detour and arrives at Carl G. Washburne State Park campground after about 2 miles.
    Follow the access road west to US 101 and cross it, and go on the asphalt trail to the parking area and beach. Once at the beach, go north. There are three seasonal streams to cross along the way.
    At 1.2 miles is the beach-end terminus of the Hobbit Trail. Follow it uphill – the first stretch is more like a trench. Then there's a forest of wind-sculpted spruce and pines with exposed, convoluted roots that may have inspired the Hobbit connection. It's rugged, but only 0.3 mile to the top.
    Once at the junction, turn right (south) and retrace your route to the lighthouse area. The big old spruce will probably still be sighing . . .
    (Those interested in Saturday's South Coast Striders hike should meet at 9 a.m. at the Fred Meyer parking lot at the north end of Florence along US 101. Get more information at
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores at the Coos Bay Visitor Center and online at
    Wintertime on the Curry County Coast
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor photographs the Curry County coast on a recent sunny winter day.
    Sometimes it seems the Curry County coast is situated for maximum winter sunshine. It's often the warmest place in the state this time of year. Bright sun, windless weather, and the sparkling blue ocean can be an alluring combination. The other extreme at times is, of course, nearly-monsoonal rainstorms. But under the right conditions, a winter day-trip along the Curry County coast can be awe-inspiring.
    As it is elsewhere on the coast, US 101 is "main street" of the Curry County coast, passing through (from north to south) Langlois, Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings. Framed by soaring headlands, rocky shorelines and wave-swept sea stacks, the stretch between Port Orford to Gold Beach is one of the most spectacular drives on the West Coast, and the section from Gold Beach to Brookings also has breathtaking views.
    While much is private property, the Curry coast boasts a remarkable progression of state parks with excellent hiking trails and well-maintained day-use areas, viewpoints, interpretive signs and the Harris Beach State Park campground in Brookings.
    The coastline here is so spectacular it was proposed for national park status by then-state parks superintendent Samuel Boardman, and supported by both governor Charles Sprague and U.S. Senator Charles McNary, who introduced legislation proposing national park status.
    In the early 1940s, Boardman approached U. S. Department of the Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes with his proposal, and though federal officials toured the region, the "idea did not take hold," according to information from Oregon State Parks.
    Still, Boardman oversaw land acquisition for the park that now bears his name. It's one of a handful of sites threaded along the coastline once described by an outdoor writer as a "strand of pearls." Fortunately for us, and thanks to the foresight of previous generations, pearls we can enjoy and visit to this day.
    Getting There
    As noted, the stretch of US 101 from Port Orford to Gold Beach is most memorable. If you've traveled here from the north on US 101, Port Orford's Battle Rock Park at the south end of town on US 101 provides the first of many spectacular views.
    Heading south, US 101 transits a section a few hundred feet about the waves, with the views opening up even more. About 5 miles south is the first of the state parks -- Humbug Mountain State Park, to be exact, with beach access and hiking trails. US 101 cuts inland around Humbug Mountain. In a few miles the ocean comes into view again. Here, monolithic rocks the size of houses are jumbled in dramatic fashion, and surrounded by lesser boulders of many colors and patterns. There are even classic rocky spires with windswept trees and plants clinging precariously.
    Two shoreline mountainous formations about 13 miles south of Port Orford are part of Sisters Rocks State Recreation Site, marked only by small State Parks signs. A bit farther down US 101 is Arizona Beach State Recreation Site, with a big day-use area and short (2/3rd mile) beach. Here too is Arizona Pond, stocked with trout for youngsters to catch.
    Next is one of the most iconic views of the entire route, as deeply-forested US 101 emerges onto a stunning panorama of the coastal plain around Ophir. Down we go! Once at the bottom, the route arrows southward, passing the settlement of Nesika Beach before heading into Gold Beach.
    From there, US 101 climbs again, encountering Cape Sebastian State park (with overlook and day-use area) before descending to another coastal plain, this one at Pistol River – and another state park with beaches and trails.
    Not far south is the 12-mile-long Boardman State Scenic Corridor, with overlooks, viewpoints and 18 miles of trails, including the Oregon Coast Trail.
    There are a couple of ways to experience this park: pick a trailhead and spend the day hiking one of the sections, or stop at each parking area and explore its features. From north to south, potential stops include Arch Rock, Spruce Island, Thunder Rock Cove, Natural Bridges, North Island, Thomas Creek Bridge, Indian Sands, Whaleshead Beach, House Rock viewpoint, Cape Ferrelo and Lone Ranch.
    All year round it's lots of fun, but maybe best of all in the winter sun . . . Enjoy!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks. Buy the books at local bookstores or at
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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. Miscellaneous: These apply to all classifications $ each — $/ea $ or trade — $/trade and — & approximately — approx best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond excellent — exc electric — elec evenings — eves # of feet — #’ good — gd great — grt heavy duty — h/d home (after phone #) — home (after phone #) hours — hrs inches — #” #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo pints — pts plus — + possible — poss pounds — #lbs quarts — qts small — sm size — sz square foot — sf standard — std tongue & groove — t&g weekends — wknds wanted — want work (after phone #) — wk you haul — uhaul you move — umove Autos, Trucks, 4x4’s, Heavy Equip, Auto Misc. 2 wheel drive — 2wd 4 wheel drive or 4wd — 4x4 air conditioner or a/c — air all power options — all pwr all options — all opts all power — all pwr all terrain (tires) — AT all wheel drive — awd automatic — auto cassette — cass carburetor — carb CB or CB radio — cb CD or CD player — cd Chev, Chevrolet — Chevy Club cab — c-cab Cruise control — cc cubic inch — ci # cylinders — #cyl distribution (hitch) — dist # doors — #dr double — dbl engine — eng extended cab — x-cab extra cab — x-cab hatchback — h/b # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp # of hours — #hrs hydraulic — hyd International — Internat’l interior — int king cab — k-cab Limited Edition — Ltd Ed liter — ltr long bed — lb long wide box — lwb mag wheels — mags mud terrain (tires) — MT ##,000 miles — ##k miles — mi motorcycle — cycle motorhome — mh mount or mounted — mnt or mtd options — opts original — orig over drive — o/d # passengers — #pass pickup (if needed) — pu # pounds — #lbs power — pwr power brakes — pb power door locks — pdl power steering — ps power windows — pw power take off — pto quad cab — quad rebuilt — rblt short bed — sb # speed — #spd station wagon — sta wag or wagon T-Tops — t-tops take over payments — t.o.p. 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 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 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.


Amanda Palmer

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.