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Out Our Back Door

    Assignment: Labyrinths


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    PHOTO CAPTION: Circles in the Sand participants help create a sand labyrinth on the beach in Bandon.

    I had a plan for what I thought sounded like a fun outing, but my youthful companion was skeptical. She didn't say anything when I explained, just gave me That Look.
    I plowed forward. "There's even a possible short side trip you might find interesting."
    "We'll see," she said.
    The Plan: Take part in one of the weekly Circles in the Sand events where you help rake a sand labyrinth on the beach in Bandon, then continue the theme with a visit to the historically accurate labyrinth along the walking trails at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.
    For the uninitiated, labyrinths are maze-like pathways on which on one walks, often in contemplation or meditation. But while mazes are puzzles with choices of paths and directions – and dead-ends – a labyrinth has only a single path through or to the center.
    Labyrinths have been created since ancient Greek times, with materials from stone to canvas to sand. The most impressive are in medieval churches such as Chartres Cathedral in France. Monks walked them not just for contemplation but for some exercise.
    It's from their use in churches that "most people think they have a religious connotation," says Bandon beach labyrinth creator Denny Dyke. "They do not." He prefers the term "meditative tool," available to all creeds and cultures.
    With their flowing shapes and swirling lines, the sand labyrinths reflect the interplay of adjacent ocean and beach, every wave bringing new patterns and potential inspirations. The actual pathways are on portions of firm sand left intact, while the borders are outlined with raked sand.
    Denny is quick to credit his volunteer groomers and rakers: "They help me look good." His own part is to scribe the outlines with a specially-equipped drawing stick. He then hands out rakes and briefly schools his volunteers in the various techniques. All this while warmly welcoming anybody who wanders up. More often than not they stay to help, or at least walk the labyrinth.
    Whether viewed from beach-level or from bluff-top vista points, the circles transform from unassuming flat beach to elaborate sand creations in about 20 minutes -- somewhat startling, like watching a crop circle form before your eyes. While any low tide will do, minus tides "stretch the canvas" by revealing more beach on which to draw. The finished pathways are usually just under a half mile, says Denny.
    A check of the Circles in the Sand webpage at gave us starting times. Most sessions are held below the Face Rock viewpoint along Beach Loop Drive in Bandon. They're free and all ages are welcome. Traffic flaggers keep things moving in the crowded parking area, while a new-this-year shuttle from Bandon Barn urges participants to park and ride.
    This is their eighth year, says organizer Denny and administrative director Bethe Patrick, with the sessions "taking on a life of their own." Sessions were already notable manifestations of remarkable cooperation between people – families, individuals, total strangers -- but it's become apparent something special is going on. "One of the most interesting things is that all along it's been about love, and people are starting to realize how much we really need that," says Denny.
    What still surprises him is "how many people say this has been on their bucket list." The raking concluded, volunteers and onlookers line up to walk the finished product -- wondrous sandy pathways.
    No matter how elaborate these creations, however, all face the sand castle dilemma: built to be washed away. Which is part of their emotional appeal, of course. They're a metaphor of our existence, brief but beautiful. Says Denny: "They illustrate the impermanence of life."
    Comprised not of impermanent sand but durable quarried limestone, the labyrinth at Bandon Dunes is in a peaceful grove of the trail system. Here, too, metaphor is at work; an interpretive sign notes the labyrinth's distinctive back-and-forth pathways are, "like life, sometimes confusing, taking us around and then back again."
    To find the Bandon Dunes labyrinth, view an online map at their website or get a printed one at the main lodge. From the west end of Randolph Rd. (the main access road) go 0.3 mile east to a parking area from which you can follow the trail and signs about a quarter-mile to the labyrinth.
    As for my youthful companion, she prefers the beach scene. "There's a palpable camaraderie out there," she says. "It's like a collective joyfulness. It deepens the experience."
    Check it out and see for yourself!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    History Hides in Every Corner of Our Region
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A couple of classically cool red brick buildings from the 1800s are still in use in Oakland, Oregon.
    By Tom Baake
    Tucked into the hills and valleys of southern Oregon and northern California are what might be called remnants of the Old West. There are even a couple of carefully preserved old towns: Jacksonville, near Medford, and Oakland, north of Roseburg. These and other pioneer settlements share some common characteristics, such as the use of red bricks as the principal building material, often after disastrous fires wiped out the original wooden structures.
    In both Jacksonville and Oakland, some of the buildings still serve their original purpose, such the classic hardware store in Oakland. As with other similar historically significant settlements, Oakland and Jacksonville have been widely celebrated through the years, and have served as the subject of dozens of travel articles. Which sort of deflates the notion of being "tucked away" or "seldom visited."
    There are lots of places more remote. There's even a town with that name in eastern Coos County. But despite a location that really is in the middle of nowhere, it's right along busy Highway 42, principal route between the coast and interior valleys. So it's not really that remote.
    Powers, now, that's more like it. It takes some real effort to get there and it's a long way from any other town. There's even an old saying, "Powers is so far out in the middle of nowhere, the nearest town is called Remote."
    The settlements of Buncom, 14 miles from Jacksonville, and Golden, near Grants Pass, are as close to ghost towns as it gets in southwestern Oregon. Most of Buncom has disappeared, but there are three old structures. The Golden Historic District has a church, school, general store, carriage house and a few homes. Admission is free.
    Then there are the make-believe towns like Pottsville and Saragosa. Pottsville, north of Grants Pass, started as a place for a mega-collector to display some of his vintage logging equipment. Others joined in, and during its heyday there were festivities with games and shows. There are still occasional events. Wander through two museums and check out the outdoor displays. Admission is free.
    Just saying the word Saragosa to some folks brings warm reminiscences of this replica Old West town deep in the Coast Range east of Reedsport. Begun as a private residence, it evolved into a classic cowboy town, complete with vintage shops, other structures, and a hotel with sarsaparilla parlor, as well as scripted "shoot outs" between authentically outfitted reanactors.
    An adjacent equestrian campground had trails. But Saragosa's developer ran afoul of Lane County land-use codes, and it closed in 1996. These days it's a Buddhist retreat.
    An interesting thing about southern Oregon and northern California is that you can find these scraps of history on back roads as well as along "main street" – Interstate 5. A good example is the historic Wolf Creek Inn north of Grants Pass. It even has its own exit from the freeway.
    Not far away in Sunny Valley along I-5 is another freeway-easy place, the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center, although their website indicates they're temporarily closed.
    But to get the real deal you need to stray away from I-5. Wander the back way through green and glowing pastures dotted with wildflowers, enjoy seeing historic barns and covered bridges, pause at early day churches and weathered old cemeteries, seek out charming places and interesting people. Places with names like Gold Hill and Lookingglass and Colliding Rivers. They're never exactly overrun with visitors, especially this time of year. Keep in mind many places are closed Mondays.
    And speaking of water, with all the late-season rain there's water, water everywhere, in the form of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, all blessedly getting full.
    So if your fuel budget can handle it, think about exploring some of the nifty Old West remnants during this particularly vivid spring. Get further inspiration in a book by Steve Arndt called "Roads Less Traveled in Southwest Oregon," available in local libraries.

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

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Silver Falls flows over a dome-like outcrop and spreads a curtain of mist over the surroundings.

    After several years of less-than average rainfall, our totals are now above average, which is good news for just about everyone, particularly those of us who enjoy waterfalls and wildflowers.
    When it comes to a spectacle of nature awesome to behold, it's hard to beat a waterfall. They are perhaps the ultimate compression of natural forces. A gauge, so to speak, of winter's output, and their fury grows with every storm.
    Drenching rain is also fueling what's turning out to be an epic wildflower season. They emerge in succession, with some of the delicate early versions giving way to longer-lived, more-hardy species as the season progresses. But perhaps the most special are the kinds that emerge and flourish only in the spray-mist of a waterfall.
    A good place to take in the drama of waterfalls and perhaps spot some short-lived waterfall wildflowers is in Golden and Silver Falls State Park 25 miles east of Coos Bay. The falls are in splendid rage right now, and the access road is in decent shape. Most visitors come on the weekend, so consider a weekday visit and you might have it all to yourself!
    Getting There
    At the "Y" at the south end of Coos Bay on US 101, follow signs to Coos River, Allegany. The road crosses Isthmus Slough Bridge. Bear left across the bridge on 6th Ave. and follow it 0.5 mile to a "T" intersection. Turn right (E) on Coos River Rd., following signs to Coos River, Catching Slough.
    The route winds out of the residential district, with bay views opening up. Pass the Southern Oregon Marine barge-building facility. The road crosses Catching Slough Bridge and drops onto a levee. Ahead is the green steel span of Chandler Bridge. Cross the bridge and bear right, following signs to Allegany. The road's on the river's north bank now, and passes Doris Place boat ramp in a couple of miles.
    Lined by maples and myrtlewoods, the river and road twist through farmlands. Next landmark is Rooke-Higgins County Park, closed for camping right now but open for day-use. The road curves past more ranches and homesteads, finally looping around in front of the former Allegany School, now a post office and community building.
    Another few turns and you're in Allegany. A logging community once flourished here, with a sawmill and other businesses and dwellings. On a hill just west are old church buildings and a schoolhouse.
    Continue on the main road past Allegany, following signs to Golden and Silver Falls State Park.
    In just over 1 mile is an unusual, two-forked road separation. Take the left fork, following signs to Golden and Silver Falls. The two roads parallel each other for a bit.
    About 4 miles from Allegany is Nesika County Park, with a day-use area and campground. A sign in the day-use area proclaims this a "myrtlewood corridor," with the distinctive trees lining the road in places.
    The road turns to gravel, following the river past the final few dwellings. The road narrows to one lane, hugging a hillside of swordferns and dense brush. The trees get bigger. The river rushes through a cataract of huge boulders. And then you're in Golden and Silver Falls State Park.
    The bases of both cascades are about 5 minutes' walk from the parking area. A longer hike follows an old logging road above Golden Falls; if you take this Above the Falls hike, keep a tight rein on pets and youngsters at the top. And of course it should almost go without saying: don't pick the flowers!
    Once you've soaked in the grandeur, retrace your footfalls and vehicle route to Coos Bay. And leave the waterfall roaring in the gorge . . .

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Enjoy the 'Off Season' in Reedsport and Windy Bay
    Tom Baake

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    Reedsport and nearby Winchester Bay offer an impressive assortment of interesting things to do and see, from full-throttle OHV action in the Oregon Dunes to splendid isolation of Coast Range rivers, lakes and forests. Tour a historic lighthouse, visit an open-range preserve for magnificent wild elk, browse some of the unique shops, check out two absorbing museums or take walks short or long – just a few of the opportunities in these two closely-linked South Coast communities.
    Like other coastal towns, Reedsport and Winchester Bay rely on visitor income, with peaks at Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. There's plenty of activity through the summer and fall, from hunting and fishing to special events in the Dunes, all of which keep the visitors coming.
    Yet the off season eventually arrives. Savvy travelers and locals know these so-called "shoulder months" between tourist seasons are the best time to visit. It's not unusual to have places all to yourself. What fun!
    Sometimes it's a matter of timing. The best example is the fantastic show of rhododendrons happening right now at the Hinsdale Gardens east of Reedsport. Once part of an estate and now a Bureau of Land Management site, it's open all year with free admission, although there are no amenities and it's kind of tricky to find. But absolutely well worth the effort. Some of these awesome plants are over 100 years old. Further flowering specimens in this 55-acre showcase include magnolias, camellias and azaleas.
    To find the Hinsdale Gardens from the intersection of US 101 and Highway 38 in Reedsport, go 3 miles east on Highway 38. The Hinsdale Gardens are about a quarter-mile beyond the O. H. Hinsdale Interpretive Center. Look for the unmarked entry road to the north. Parking is limited. Park well off the highway and don't block the gate. GPS N 43°41'45.59" W 124°01'00.79"
    Just across Highway 38 is the far better known (and usually easier to find) herd of Roosevelt Elk in a 1,040-acre BLM preserve. From the interpretive center, you can learn more about the elk and surrounding terrain. Spotting scopes help zoom in on some of the native denizens. Can you find a dabbling duck?
    Meantime, back in Reedsport, the professionally designed Umpqua Discovery Center highlights the region's natural history as well as its people – from original Indian inhabitants to today. Intricately detailed dioramas frame interpretive displays, with lots of fun, hands-on exhibits for youngsters. Find it along the waterfront in Old Town Reedsport.
    In Winchester Bay, in addition to guided lighthouse hours, the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park has a free museum on two floors of a former Coast Guard building. From the viewpoint you might spot passing whales, while closer at hand is the Umpqua River's unusual triangle-shaped south jetty.
    Just down the hill is pretty Lake Marie, with an easy trail around it. On that subject, you can check out the Levee Loop Trail in Reedsport. Pick it up in Champion Park at the north end of town, where there's also a dog park and kayak launch. To find them, from the US 101/Highway 38 intersection, go south 2 blocks and turn right (W) on Juniper St. and follow it 2 blocks to the park. There are spacious open areas – one for larger dogs, another for smaller breeds. The kayak launch site into tidally-influenced Scholfield Creek is on the other side of the grassy levee.
    The Levee Loop Trail skirts the western edge of town atop levees before swinging east and encountering US 101. Once across the highway, the trail takes to city sidewalks alongside Scholfield Creek, and continues 9 blocks, meeting and crossing Highway 38 and continuing along the waterfront, with several jags, back to Champion Park.
    As might be deduced, there's way more than you can do in a day in Reedsport and Winchester Bay, but so much the better – you can come back often!
    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at 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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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.