Posted: Jul 24, 2009 1:49 pm |
Edited by: Joe
Oh and the coast is supposed to be shitty all week son nothing west of Vernonia I guess
This nullifies my suggestion, but fuck it.
Going out 26, if you take the turn off for Spruce Run (pretty sure that's what it's called), which is right around Oney's, you can drive through the campground and down along the (I think) Nehalem River.
After a while, like say 20-40 mins, you'll come to a railroad bridge that crosses the river. Park and walk across the bridge and when you get to the far side, you can scramble down to the river from the right side of the bridge. It can be a little hairy getting your shit down (we usually bring straps/ropes and lower heavy shit from the bridge) but once you do you've got the whole river bank to yourself.
Cons: the bank is not super sandy (mostly smooth river pebbles), so a sleeping pad is a good idea, and it's sort of a pain to get in/out.
Pros: total seclusion, river, train bridge, close to town, etc.