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PostMon Nov 03, 2008 7:21 pm 
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Leadbetter Point State Park is located at the north end of the Long Beach peninsula.  We started our hike at the north parking lot and did a counter clockwise loop.  The trail heads north and in a few minutes, emerges on the shore of Willapa Bay.

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The trail follows the shoreline for a long half mile, then heads across the point to the ocean.  The forested section had many interesting mushrooms.  After coming across a large pile of fresh bear scat  paranoid.gif , Barb thought it would be good idea if I took point  huh.gif .

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It is 1 1/4 miles across the point to the ocean.  At the coast we took a lunch break, enjoying the views and crashing waves.

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Next, we hiked south along the coast about 3/4 miles to the trail that heads back to parking lot.

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Trip Stats: 4 miles and no elevation gain.

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A short video of the noisy shore birds



After the hike we drove through Oysterville to look at some of the historic buildings.

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PostMon Nov 03, 2008 7:36 pm 
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hey Joe, sweet TR up.gif i like that no elevation gain! your photos look warm but cold because you have your coats on.

i've never been to oysterville, not that i recollect.  sounds interesting.  i shall put it on my list!

is this a pre-birthday hike?  when is the day?

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PostMon Nov 03, 2008 7:40 pm 
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bcfc53 wrote:
hey Joe, sweet TR up.gif i like that no elevation gain!

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I like the mushroom pictures and the noisy shore birds video  up.gif

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PostMon Nov 03, 2008 7:47 pm 
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bcfc53 wrote:
your photos look warm but cold because you have your coats on.

The coast was really windy, so it was a little cold.  In the forests, it was much warmer and the coats came off.

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is this a pre-birthday hike?  when is the day?

no, I'll probably take a BD hike on Friday (a day before the big day)

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PostMon Nov 03, 2008 8:29 pm 
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A favorite hike in summer, only making the northern loop: over to the ocean and then north to Leadbetter Point, south along Willapa Bay, around Grass Island and back to the parking area.

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PostTue Nov 04, 2008 12:13 am 
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Lovely place, there for the first time last spring.  Water in the woods kept us from making it all the way across from east to west.  Still, can't wait to get back.  Thanks for sharing the pics and report!  up.gif
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PostWed Nov 05, 2008 11:07 am 
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That is such a neat area.  I've never made it through the woods all the way to the beach, due to various combinations of water and mosquitoes, but we've roamed the interesting beaches often.  thanks for the TR.
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