Camping down the Oregon Coast - Day 1

A common theme that happens every year is that I have every intention to update my blog regularly, and as soon as I get busy, it falls to the wayside, leaving me embarassed to post months late with photo projects I was excited to share.

So, in the new year, I will, again, make more of an effort to keep this blog up to date. But I shall start the first post with a very belated post I should have added back in September.

Sam and I took a trip out to Oregon last August, and after a few days in Portland, we headed to the coast for a 6 day camping trip. I have to say, this may have been one of my favorite trips in recent memory. It was a fantastic excuse to cut out from daily life. With limited cell reception or hotel accommodations, it was amazing to spend 6 days straight outside, in some of the most epic nature I've ever seen.

I became completely smitten with the state of Oregon and will be making an effort to dedicate a week or two every summer to explore it's vast outdoors. Being so blown away by barely scratching the surface, I can't even imagine what's in store for future trips! 

Our first stop was Fort Stevens State Park, the northern most park along the Oregon coast, and where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. We spent the afternoon scrambling around the dunes and walking and offroading on the beach. The color palate along the northern coast is stunning. With a moody gray sky, the pale sand and long grass are so calming.