Beards Hollow looking west
It’s been a beautiful summer on the north coast of Oregon; since early July we have received only a trickle of precipitation. On Tuesday, we received nearly two inches of badly needed rain. The rest of the week has seen partly cloudy skies with periodic showers.
I decided this morning to make a trip to Beards Hollow to see what the landscape had to offer. Since the tourist traffic has thinned, I was confident that the park would be nearly empty. I arrive moments after the ranger opened the gate only to discover that my annual park pass expired yesterday. The fine for not displaying a valid pass is ninety-nine dollars so I quickly made my way to the park office to purchase a renewal.
With a new pass in hand, I was rewarded with a brief display of “storm light”. Ten minutes later, the skies were solid gray.