Winter exploration on the Oregon Coast- 1859 Magazine


The Oregon Coast is famous for winter storms. Visitors who brave the coast from November to February are typically there to hunker down in their oceanfront hotel rooms and watch Mother Nature’s grand joust between land and sea. Twenty-foot waves are not uncommon sights during these winter months.

Then again, there are winter days that rival a pleasant summer day on the coast, such as the weekend I spent there this November. This is not an anomaly; I also experienced a 60-plus degree weekend in Pacific City in February of 2012, and another bluebird day in the 50s last December. Out of my ten-or-so winter trips to this section of the coast over the past three years, I’ve had good hiking weather for six of these excursions.   Click here to read more…