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Out Our Back Door

    Winchester Bay Beaches Offer Fun Afoot Or In ATV
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor enjoys the view from the beach at the end of Sparrow Park Road.
    By Tom Baake
    The beaches north and south of Winchester Bay epitomize much of the southern Oregon coast. Perhaps the most significant aspect in terms of recreational use is that vehicles are allowed in some places and off-limits in others.
    The stretch of sandy shoreline south of Winchester Bay is called Ziolkouski Beach, and the surrounding area is the Umpqua Dunes. The beach is closed to vehicles, while the adjacent dunes are a favorite with all-terrain vehicle riders.
    The recreational opportunities actually begin at the Umpqua River's distinctive, triangle-shaped south jetty. As are other coastal jetties, the Umpqua River's south jetty is a popular surfing spot, so when conditions are right, you'll often see hardy souls in wetsuits coming or going (or out on the water).
    The jetty area is a Douglas County Park called Half Moon Bay, which also has a campground. (Daily use and camping fees required.) Continuing south, the beach and dunes are part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). A $5 daily use fee or annual pass is required. There are two beach accesses, one with a wheelchair-accessible trail and overlook.
    As for the beach, whether you start at the south jetty or at one of the accesses, it's possible to walk south on a vehicle-free beach for nearly 10 miles to Ten Mile Creek (and the start of the vehicle-allowed Horsfall Beach area).
    As for the beach on the north side of the Umpqua River mouth, it's part of the ODNRA Sparrow Park dunes access. No fees or permits required. The access road from US 101 is only 3.7 miles, but it has some of the worst potholes anywhere. High-clearance vehicles recommended. As for the beach, it's often regarded as a secret for locals who visit regularly after storms in search of glass fishing floats or in better weather for that even more elusive prize: razor clams. Don't tell them you heard it here.
    Surfing or razor clamming aside, Sparrow Park Beach sees few visitors, so don't get stuck in the sand. (Regular visitors often go with a friend or two in another vehicle in case someone needs to be pulled out.)
    Getting There
    Winchester Bay/ Ziolkouski Beach area: Winchester Bay is 21 miles north of Coos Bay and about 3 miles south of Reedsport. From US 101 in Winchester Bay, go west on Salmon Harbor Drive and follow it past the harbor, campgrounds and ATV rental places to the jetty, dunes and beaches.
    Sparrow Park Road: From US 101 and Highway 38 in Reedsport, go north about four miles and turn left (W) on Sparrow Park Road. The road – not too bad at first -- swings north, then descends into deeper woods.
    The road continues west and crosses the ODNRA boundary. Potholes worsen. Also be alert on this one-lane road for vehicles coming at you at various speeds.
    About 3.2 miles is a trail to Three Mile Lake. (An easy hike of about 1 mile up, down and through some fine coastal forest to the 64-acre lake.)
    Around a few more turns is the beach, with a small parking area but no facilities.
    Four-wheel-drive street-legal vehicles equipped with an orange safety flag are allowed on the beach.
    A gigantic jumble of driftwood attests at the mouth of Three Mile Creek attests to the ocean's fury during storms. Be careful driving across the creek's outlet.
    It's about 1.1 miles south to Clambed Sand Road, which provides vehicle access to the north bank of the Umpqua River. Or stick to the beach for another approximately 4 miles to the Umpqua River's north jetty.
    To the north, it's possible to drive up the beach several miles to the vehicle-free Tahkenitch Creek area.
    Whether strolling or driving on the beach, be mindful of the tides, since they can flood in right up to the foredunes. And as always be alert for sneaker waves.
    So if you're exploring secret beaches or just parked and watching surfers brave the chill, have fun in this part of the South Coast where there's something for everyone, "right out our back door."

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Welcome to Waterfall World
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor soaks in the fury of Coquille Falls in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near Powers.
    By Tom Baake
    It's shaping up to be a pretty good waterfall season, thanks to rain that keeps rolling in.
    Waterfalls are perhaps the ultimate compression of natural forces, awesome to behold. They are the gauge, so to speak, of winter's output, and they get better after every new storm. More importantly, they're generally safer to observe, even during the height of a storm, than are ocean beaches.
    This time of year, waterfalls pour forth from every mountainside. Golden and Silver Falls -- our best known local waterfalls -- are in a splendid shape right now and still accessible despite a brief recent road closure.
    Golden and Silver Falls are classic "cascade" type waterfalls, roiling over massive rock outcrops amidst towering canyons of old-growth forest.
    Self-appointed waterfall experts such as those behind the website have identified 28 kinds of waterfalls, including the just-mentioned cascade type, as well as plunge, horsetail, cataract, tiered, punchbowl, ribbon, veil and so on.
    You can find waterfalls by heading just about anywhere in the forests of our region. Some of the most impressive can be found on the Powers Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, including Elk Creek Falls and the more robust Coquille Falls. The latter is downright exciting right now. The water practically blasts sideways, as if temporarily defying gravity and ignoring the concept of the "fall" in waterfall.
    Getting There
    Golden and Silver Falls: At the "Y" at the south end of Coos Bay on US 101, follow signs to Coos River, Allegany. The road crosses Isthmus Slough Bridge. Bear left once across the bridge and continue 0.5 mile to a "T" intersection. Turn right (E) on D. St., which becomes Coos River Hwy., following signs to Catching Slough, Allegany.
    The route loops through the Eastside residential district, crosses Catching Slough Bridge, and heads upriver. In 2 miles cross Chandler Bridge, following signs to Allegany. Bear right once across the bridge, and continue now on the river's north side. Pass Doris Place Boat Ramp. The next landmark is Rooke-Higgens County Park and Boat Ramp. Keep going upriver, eventually passing the Allegany Community Center and then the settlement of Allegany.
    Keep following signs to Golden and Silver Falls State Park. About 4 miles past Allegnay is Nesika County Park, with a day-use area under tall firs and aromatic myrtles, with the river churning just a few steps away.
    The road turns to gravel and continues upriver to the state park. It's a tight one-lane gravel road for the last mile or so. Go slowly in case you meet someone coming down.
    From the State Park parking lot, short trails lead to the base of both waterfalls. A more ambitious trail goes "above the falls." Make sure to secure youngsters and pets and stay well back from the edge of the waterfall's plunge.
    Coquille Falls: Make your way on Highway 42 to Myrtle Point. About 4 miles beyond Myrtle Point on Highway 42, take the Powers turnoff and skirt the valley's margins, passing through Broadbent in a couple of miles.
    On the road to Powers, it seems as if every couple of miles brings another rough, rocky stretch where the pavement's been compromised, or more like pulverized, sometimes with an added bonus of a pothole. So take it easy.
    There are a couple of potential stops: Powers Wayside County Park and Myrtle Grove State Scenic Site offer river access.
    Powers is in 18 miles. You'll pass the U.S. Forest Service office, which has information and maps, if necessary. Once in Powers, follow signs to Agness, China Flat, Illahe as the road doglegs through town. About 4 miles beyond is the National Forest boundary. The paved road becomes Forest Service 33. A couple of miles farther is Elk Creek Falls, up a short trail through a towering old-growth forest.
    Back on the FS 33, enjoy many views of the raging-right-now South Fork of the Coquille River. In about 13 miles, turn left (E) on FS 3348, following signs to Eden Valley and Glendale. The road twists uphill through a forest of imposing specimens. At 1.5 miles is the trailhead to the Coquille Falls, FS 1257. The falls trail is about a half-mile long. As for the falls, I'm running out of superlatives. Did I already say awesome?
    When you're ready to depart, retrace your walking and driving routes back to civilization.
    And remember to watch out for rocky stretches and the potholes. Sounds like the name of a country band.

    (Get details, directions and maps to all the waterfalls in Tom Baake's guidebook "Out Our Back Door," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and online at
    Return Of The Rainy Day


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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor laments the situation as water encroaches on picnic tables along the shoreline of Eel Lake near Lakeside.

    By Tom Baake
    Coupled with storm runoff and some of the highest "king" tides of the year, the rainy season has arrived in all its glory and hassles. Depending on your situation, it can be inspiring or just plain just frustrating. Much like snow, rain can be enjoyable to watch from inside someplace warm and dry. If you must get out in it to work, you probably don't have much good to say about rain or snow.
    If you're dressed appropriately, it can be fun to walk in the rain. The components of a good rainy day walk are the same elements of many good hikes on the South Coast – greenery and water. The combination of the two can result in a forest that seems to pulsate with the many shades of green. It starts on the forest floor, with almost-fluorescent lichens that look so delicate you could blow them over with a breath. Ferns and mosses carpet open areas, while mushrooms go through their brief life cycles, pushing up through the duff for a day or two of "blooming," only to sog up and decay.
    Brush that stays green all year such as salal, Oregon grape and huckleberry at first appear dormant but on closer inspection reveal their own rain-time greening-up and berry-setting processes. Trees also respond, best observed on the tender, bright-green tips of branches and the topmost parts. As the season progresses, the trunks get darker as they're saturated, while vibrant girdling mosses put to rest the old saying that moss only grows on a tree's north side.
    Linguists have gathered more than 170 terms for rain, ranging from "friendly rain" (it falls gently straight down from overhead) to the euphemistic Irish term "soft day" to one that instantly conjures up awful images -- "milldam buster." No, give me huckleberry rain, which falls during autumn berry-picking time and resembles fine, Spanish lace. By contrast, gully-washer needs no explanation.
    Rain has its indefensible downsides: It can, as noted by Cynthia Barnett in her 2015 book, "Rain, A Natural and Cultural History," warp, swell, discolor, rust, loosen, mildew, stain, peel paint, consume wood, erode masonry, corrode metal, expand destructively when it freezes and seep into every crack.
    But practically in the same breath, Barnett gets downright romantic: "True, the sun and the wind inspire. But rain has an edge. Who, after all, dreams of dancing in the dust? Or kissing in the bright sun?"
    Even the smell of first rain is cherished. The scent is sometimes called petrichor; it comes from oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods that are absorbed by the soil and then released when it rains.
    All this intensifies the effects of rain on our souls and brains. Like many drugs, rain can amplify what you're already feeling. But while rain can reflect the joy or melancholy of the person, you don't hear people say, "Oh, sunny days make me blue." No, for that, we need something more substantial – rain in metric tons falling from the sky night and day.
    And now for a little bit of fun, complete this sentence:
    "You know it's been raining a lot when . . ."
    …the ground squishes when you walk on it
    …water doesn't drain off, it just pools up
    …ducks are floating on puddles in the middle of the road
    …people drive right past "Flooded" signs and get stuck
    …earthworms are drowning
    …there's a pasture under that "lake"
    …you have to wade to a picnic table (see photo)
    …you start calling your yard a "wetland"
    …the Oregon Dunes get all smoothed out. "Look ma no footprints!"
    …water gushes backwards out of storm drains along the Coos Bay waterfront, and it's not even high tide
    …the rivers and bays turn muddy
    …the cat gives up trying to stay dry
    …flooding and landslides take over from droughts and forest fires on the TV news
    …just pushing a cart from the supermarket to your car leaves you soaking wet. (Hat and coat! Duh!)
    … you haven't seen the local deer in a while. They're in your carport.
    …birds start walking everywhere
    …they start sending out tugboats instead of tow trucks
    …you really DO practice your guitar
    … your waterproof wristwatch fogs up.
    … the kids are outside playing with pool toys in the street.
    …One word: Frogs!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at book stores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Raintime Changes The Look Of Winter In Oregon Dunes
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor checks out an unusual sandfall in the Oregon Dunes.

    By Tom Baake
    Raintime Changes The Look
    Of Winter In Oregon Dunes
    By Tom Baake
    Drenching rains and big windstorms this time of year change the appearance of the Oregon Dunes. As the rain soaks in, the creamy colored sand becomes denser and its tones deepen to a rich mocha brown color.
    The color change doesn't happen all at once, of course, since different sections of sand have different percentages of mineral particles that are affected.
    Some places have patches of wet or not-as-wet sand in fairly straightforward order. In other places, it dries in a patchwork pattern that might be called buckskin. Elsewhere are sections carpeted with sandy designs that range from the symmetrical to the strange – at times almost geometric and at times bewilderingly contorted. Neat and perfectly-spaced traceries and sharply-angled chevrons and wild paisley shapes – how can this just happen? Are you sure some artist hasn't been out there?
    But no, the sheer scale things rules out the hand of man. This is Mother Nature at one of her weirdest.
    The whole profile of the dunes actually changes throughout the year, thanks to prevailing weather patterns that have the wind arriving from the north in summer, and the south in winter. What was a smoothly-contoured mound of powder in summertime is now a sharply sculpted ridge of brittle sand. The seasonal rearrangement of sand affects all the different kinds of dunes.
    Closest to the beach are traverse dunes, looking like waves that parallel the beach. The corrugated appearance becomes more pronounced as they dry out in summer. When the wind changes direction in winter, it resculpts the traverse dunes, often flattening them out and erasing all evidence of the lumpy "waves."
    Oblique dunes are the largest and most spectacular dunes. They can rise as high as 500 feet, with lengths up to a mile "Oblique" refers to the slanted angle at which both summer and winter winds hit these dunes. The classic oblique dune has a long, sloping ridge on one side and a higher, steeper side, forming what's called a precipitation ridge.
    Parabola dunes are formed when winds create "blowouts" in unstable areas of the coastal forest. Strong winds erode the vegetation-covered surface to bare sand. Once a section has eroded, wind carries the sand further downwind, creating characteristic U-shaped ridges.
    One of the most noticeable changes in the wake of heavy rain is that the sand firms up, making it easier to walk, drive an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or ride a horse. Rain and wind smooth out huge sections of dunes, erasing tire tracks and footprints, leaving a fresh palette, so to speak.
    There are many bodies of water large and small in the dunes. Some are seasonal but fill up dependably when raintime really gets going. Some seasonal lakes even have names, such as Horsfall Lake and Spirit Lake in the Horsfall Beach access area of the Oregon Dunes.
    Others such as Saunders Lake near Hauser retain water all year, while others such as Tahkenitch and Siltcoos lakes have dams to help maintain lake levels.
    Rain slowly fills all of them, creating sparkling oases teeming with tiny wrens and other birds that flit and chitter about. Another fun thing to do is to check out all the different kinds of critter footprints around the water holes. You may not see any of the elusive mammals, but the prints tell the tale.
    The rainy season also brings the return of yardangs. These unusual sandforms occur on east-west running ridges, the result of the wind carving channels through the rainwater-soaked dunetops.
    They are, simply put, naturally-occurring sand castles. For as anyone who's ever made one knows, a sand castle is best sculpted with wet sand. In this case, the wind is the sculptor, leaving behind remarkable formations that look like miniature versions of sandstone escarpments in the desert Southwest.
    To find yardangs and buckskin dunes, one needs to roam in wider-open portions of the dunes. ATV riders can explore the Horsfall Beach access at the south end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and the Hauser Depot Rd. access farther north, and beyond that Riley Ranch County Park. Or begin from the Umpqua Dunes access near Winchester Bay and ride south to the fenceline. In the last basin you can drive right up to a ridge of yardangs.
    For hikers, the Dellenback Dunes Trail and the Hall Lake day-use area, both near Lakeside, are best. Try to visit after a storm and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the "off season" Oregon Dunes.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at local bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and online at
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Examples: Ranger XLT by Ford would be abbreviated to: Ford Ranger XLT OceanRunner Rainbow Series by WildSeas would be abbreviated to: WildSeas Rainbow OceanRunner In the body of an ad always use numerals. Example: Newer 3bdr home. At the beginning of an ad spell out short numbers. (Example: Three bdr home.) As always, if you do not want your ad abbreviate we can use the longer version for $2. 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Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.














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DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.