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February 15, 2003 ~ Cape Blanco Morning, Part 2:  Today's feature is a second part to our Sunday (Feb. 9) morning visit to Cape Blanco State Park, click here to view part 1.  After visiting the Sixes River overlook, Hughes House, and Cape Blanco headland entrance we drove thru the park and started down the road that leads to the south side Cape Blanco Beach.  We stopped at a small clearing that looks out over the beach (photo on left).  You can't see the lighthouse or headland from this area so I walked south up a small trail until I found a vantage point with a clear view of the headland.  I took the photos below from this location using different zoom settings.  I didn't take Jerry with me during this excursion because the trail is narrow with steep drop-offs, the last image shows him waiting impatiently inside the iLoveOregon.com truck.

We drove down to the beach parking area and took the first two images from an elevated viewpoint that sits right above the beach.  The last photo is a beach level view looking towards the lighthouse and a couple surveying some treasures that they just found.

I noticed a man and woman setting some small metal trays into the sand and went over to inquire what they were doing.  It turns out they are with Scientific Investigators, a business specializing in environmentally friendly ways of extracting gold.  The Hughes Family used to run a gold mining venture when first settling the area and there is still small amounts of gold intermixed within the black sand.  You can learn more about their magnetic gold extraction procedure by visiting their website CleanGold.com.

Below are beach level pictures looking north towards the Cape.

Here are my favorite Jerry pics from our day, notice the unusual colors of the bluff in the second image.

You can find quite a bit of neat stuff when walking along the bluffs.  The first row shows some of the various items that can be seen.  The second row features the fossils that are layered in the bluffs.

We walked up to the headland and took this next set of pics.

We finish our morning visit to Cape Blanco with this final set of pictures.  First is a view looking south, next is some gorse beginning to bloom along the cliff side, and finally a pic of Jerry and myself.  We want to thank all that emailed their friends about our site, visitor interests spurs us to create more features!

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February 12, Morning visit to Cape Blanco Park, Part 1.  Jerry and I take advantage of the wonderful weather and take great pics of the Sixes River Valley, Historic Hughes House, and the Cape Blanco Headland and Lighthouse.

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February 5, Cape Blanco Sunset.  Super sunset and lighthouse pics from Jerry and my late afternoon visit to Cape Blanco Park and Beach.

You can view more super sunset pics from Cape Blanco Park and Beach (like the one on the right) by clicking here.

January 14 visit to Battle Rock Park and Beach.  Fantastic pics of Battle Rock Park and beach in this two part photo feature.

You can view more great pics of Battle Rock Park and Beach (like the one on the left) by clicking here.  Part 1, Part 2

January 13 visit to the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.  There are some great Elk pics in this previous feature that I shot at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area just east of Reedsport.  Also on this page are images from my visit to Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

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