August 10, 2019
We’re headed to Oregon!
Today, John and I will wrap things up in Ohio and begin our cross-country drive to Oregon. John has been researching the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT), learning that it’s quite different from the Eastern US trails we’ve walked!
- It’s relatively level
- It goes through or near towns frequently
- Many state parks along the way have sites for hikers
- It frequently follows a road
- It’s along the coast, which means beach walking!
We still have to choose our gear. We’ll probably take the free-standing tent rather than my all-time favorite tarp because it will set up more easily on the beach. We’re also discussing whether or not to take a stove. It could be difficult to find canister fuel, although the tiny stove itself is lightweight and easy to carry, so we might just have it in reserve. We’re counting on having lots of wind, so will be sure to have our windshirts or rainjackets. I’ll keep you posted on our other gear choices!
One gear item I’m sure to take along is the Waist Pouch I wear every day! It contains my phone, credit cards, tiny art supplies, toothbrush, pocket knife and a fairly long list of essential items that I want safely at hand!
I’m hopeful that connectivity will be good, so I’m dreaming up all kinds of ways to connect with you while we journey down the coast! Stay tuned! We might just be able to be together virtually to:
Stay tuned for updates from the road – and the beach!