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Aug 20, 2016 - Fort Stevens (Astoria)

On Saturday, we moved another 85 miles north to the mouth of the Columbia River at Fort Stevens State Park. This is the largest state park in Oregon. This area once served as a military post to protect the inlet to the Columbia River. We will be leaving on Thursday and start heading back home. To date, we have traveled 4,685 miles from home. We are very close to Fort Clatsop, the winter quarters of Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery.

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Sep 15, 2012 - side trip - fort stevens

on way to tillamook stopped fort clatsop. This was built by lewis and clark expidition to winter in after they had reached west coast. Named after indian chief of local tribe Then fort stevens, orginally built to defend entrance to columbia river, was extanded for wwI, and then again WWII. Was actually shot at by jap subs! tour of fort in duce & half was fun, but hang on! Part of base still active, being used by coast guard.

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Jul 10, 2012 - Fort Stevens State Park, OR

We drove through our favorite little town on the Oregon coast. Neskowin has a great RPI campground with rabbits and is within walking distance of the beach and the best restaurant, the Hawk Creek Cafe. On the way there we discovered from the website that the owner had some personal problems and decided to close the place. It has been bought by someone else but they haven't reopened yet. Bummer!!! So on to Fort Stevens, via the inland route to Tillamook (didn't stop at the cheese factory) then back to the coast at Cannon Beach (didn't stop...

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May 12, 2010 - Fort Stevens, Astoria, Oregon

After leaving Tillamook, we proceeded north to Fort Stevens State Park, just south of Astoria, Oregon. Astoria is at the mouth of the Columbia river. A four and one half mile bridge crosses the bay at this point, and takes us into Washington. Fort Stevens was built to protect the entrance to the Columbia River, It is now a beautiful 4200 hundred acre state park with fantastic camping facilities, a museum, and lots to see and do. Since Astoria is our last stop on the Oregon coast, the pictures will be changing as we head for Sequim, Victoria...

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May 7, 2010 - Blast In The Past And Bev Driving

Today Bev drove me down on the beach to see a ship wreck. Then went to Fort Stevens for a tour. For eight dollars we rode in the back of an old duce and a half Army truck. The tour took us all over the fort and was very interesting. The Japanese were all over this coast and Fort Stevens was the only Military base fired upon. After the war the sub commander came to this fort. He said he would have never fired upon it if he had knowned how big and bad it was. We didn't fire on the sub because it was to far out. Went into town for lunch and...

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May 6, 2010 - CLOSING FAST

Well a lot has happened in the past few days. Due to little or no data or cell service for a few days I'll catch up all on one blog. Well as you can tell we didn't stay at Tugman to Host. It would have been a lot of fun but time is ticking and 30 days would have mest things up. The people at Tugman were really just the best and Bev and I really wanted to stay and help. Anyway we didn't get to float the boats,but did get to see some neat things. Another neat lighthouse and a trip 200' under ground to see a sea lion cave. Today we traveled...

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Sep 28, 2009 - The Wreck of the Peter Iredale and More...

It rained like crazy most of the day, but we decided to go out in it anyway and ended up having a great time in spite of the weather. The Elk were actually quite a ways further away than they looked in the pictures. I used my big telephoto lense on a tripod and then used a teleconverter to extend it out even further. I was reaching out 450 mm, and was pretty happy with the results that I got on a rainy, overcast day with low light. The Wreck of the Peter Iredale is located not far at all from the campground.

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Sep 27, 2009 - Ecola State Park and Cannon Beach

Welcome to Cannon Beach. This is my favorite beach to visit during any season. It is a small unique little town. I would describe it as upscale touristy, but still has that small town feel. I have been coming here for 30+years. I always feel like I have come home when I arrive. The ocean is such a wonderful place to reflect and renew the soul and spirit. Again, Len had no idea what he was going to experience, but left feeling that this was a special place and would put it on our list to re-visit when we come through this area again. Our...

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Oct 26, 2008 - Fort Stevens State Park

We had a nice Sunday drive today to Fort Stevens State Park. You can drive right on the beach and it was fantastic. We took sandwiches and had a nice picnic and just enjoyed this beautiful park and beach. We have to go back for more later because we missed a ton of the park, it is huge! We are absolutely in love with the Northwest. There is so much to see and do here a month will not be enough. We are already planning to come back for more. Fort Stevens State Park is Oregon's largest campground and one of its loveliest parks. Visitors can...

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Apr 23, 2008 - The Big Chill at Fort Stevens

I knew I would be in trouble when I bragged about the great weather last weekend. It was one of the warmest weekends since last October in these parts. Now it’s just the opposite - one of the coldest and very RAINY. We’ve now moved up to Fort Stevens State Park at the tip of the Oregon coast near Astoria. It’s a huge park with over 200 campsites and a lot of history. And being driving distance from Boise area, we are having a sort of reunion with some longtime friends here. Ed and Donna Dahlberg (Barb worked for Ed) and Jerry and Sharon...

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Sep 3, 2006 - Seaside Oregon

The weather at the beach finally warmed up and the fog went away. The Niemen's and Hamilton's from Vernon, BC arrived for their vacation and we enjoyed catching up on all news for the last year. We got in several golf games and am starting to do quite well. We went to a re-enactment of a civil war battle at Fort Stevens, Oregon. The battle lasted 40 minutes and was very interesting. The men and women who belong to the various units are all volunteers and a lot of effort went into their costumes to look as near as possible to the dress of...

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