Paused in Florence for a few days before hitting Coos Bay. We like this town so decided to hang out here based out of Three Rivers Casino parking lot. When we went inside to check-in with security, they asked if we wanted to sign up for the casino players club. Sure, why not. They gave us each $10 free play to get us started. It didn’t take us too long to loose it all! Such noobs!
While in the area I decided to grab the kayak and get all the new caches on Cleawox Lake and on the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail.
Cleawox Lake Caches
Siltcoos River Canoe Trail
I missed the geocaching events for these two locations earlier in the year. Happy I could get back here and kayak and hunt caches!
Six years running, the South Coast Geocachers of Oregon have been host to a fun event of kayaking, geocaching, hiking, food and camp fun.
This one had a strange feel for me since I wasn’t around to help set out all the new caches. We pulled into the campground just like any other out-of-towner. Yep, felt a little weird. That is, until I saw all my old caching pals! Then it felt like old times!
After a week boondocking near Mt. Hood, we came off the mountain and began the move towards our annual kayaking/geocaching event at Tugman State Park near Coos Bay.
A couple of nights in the Columbia Gorge, a quick visit in Portland and a few days on the coast at Newport.
First up, two nights at Ainsworth State Park (one of our favorite places). It was a short stay where we use our full hookup site to clean up and recharge. We managed an out and back hike to Angel’s Rest, a few geocaches and an awesome breakfast at Multnomah Falls Lodge.