The Oregon Coast Trail is a long-distance hiking route along the Pacific coast of Oregon in the United States. It follows the coast of Oregon 425 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River to the California border south of Brookings. I want to do this.
Camping in Oregon State Parks: There are more than 50 parks with year-round and seasonal campgrounds in the Oregon state park system. 31 state parks accept campsite reservations. 21 state parks are first-come, first-served. Pictured: Sunset Bay State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon. www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/camping.shtml
Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey by Lillian Schlissel
Lillian Schlissel analysed the diaries to find patterns and common experiences among the nearly 100 women’s diaries she had access to, and two facts particularly struck me; the first, that the vast majority of women had no desire whatsoever to leave their homes and families and go West, but their husbands made the decision to go, and they had no choice but to follow; and the second, that one in five women on the Westward trail was either pregnant or gave birth at some point on the journey…