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Out Our Back Door

    Have Fun Getting Out and Exploring Coastal Lakes
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Kayakers explore the densely-wooded north channel of Cleawox Lake in Jessie Honeyman State Park south of Florence. You can only see this perspective from the water.

    By Tom Baake
    Most Oregon coast lakes have one thing in common: you only see a small part of them as you drive by on US 101. Some of them – such as sprawling Ten Mile Lakes and scenic Eel Lake, both in Lakeside -- don't even offer a glimpse from the busy highway.
    Indeed, to really appreciate these bodies of water large and small, you must seek them out, so to speak.
    The aforementioned Eel Lake in William Tugman State Park near Lakeside is a prime example. From the expansive, well-maintained lawns of the day use area, the twin arms of the distinctive, horseshoe-shaped lake lay before you. Dense forest reaches down from surrounding ridgelines right to the water's edge, and there's no upland or shoreline development. Definitely a pretty picture.
    And yet it's a mere fragment. To really appreciate Eel Lake, you have to get out in a watercraft, or take a walk on the excellent hiker/biker trail along the lake's south shore. Only then will you be able to behold the lake's true size, and perhaps explore its numerous coves and inlets. (To find the trail, walk south from the day-use area, and watch for the footbridge at the start of the trail.)
    And that's just the lake's east arm; a trip up the other arm opens on further quiet reaches, ending at an old logging-era railroad trestle.
    Speaking of arms and inlets, nearby Ten Mile Lakes also has over a dozen in its two main bodies of water.
    Running right alongside US 101 but offering only partial views of its glittering expanse is Clear Lake, Reedsport's water supply, off-limits to the public.
    Farther up the coast -- about 5 miles north of Gardiner – are some pullouts along US 101 that offer one of the most complete views of a coastal lake: that's Tahkenitch way down there. Like Eel Lake, Tahkenitch has distinctive north and south arms, as well as a variety of inlets.
    Yet even from this almost-aerial perspective you can't see the whole lake. Keep driving north on US 101 and pretty soon you'll drop down to near sea level and pass right alongside Tahkenitch. But here, too, only by getting out in a watercraft can you appreciate the lake's true size.
    The trip north beyond Tahkenitch encounters tempting little lakes just east of the highway -- Lost Lake, Georgia Lakes and Erhart Lake. They look like mere silver slivers from a distance, but each widens to expose more surface area and scenic settings. Visited mostly by anglers, they have rough footpaths around portions of them.
    As you near Florence, you go right next to Siltcoos Lake, at 3160 acres among the coast's largest. Yet again, only a fleeting glimpse.
    Next is Woahink, one of the few with a place where you can get some sense of perspective. That would be from the Woahink Lake day-use area off Canary Road about 5 miles south of Florence. From this lakeside vista, the lake spreads magnificently southward, with multiple coves and inlets, even a small island.
    In this vicinity is a lake I wish there was more of: Cleawox Lake in Jessie Honeyman State Park. Here again, only a tantalizing slice is visible from the park's entrance area – and nothing from US 101 – but get out on the water in a kayak or stand-up paddle board, and you'll inevitably make your way to the north channel. Wow!
    Huge old evergreens grow right down to the shoreline, with some of the older specimens collapsed at picturesque angles of repose, often mirrored in the lake's calm waters. This place is so special, in fact, that it was one of the first areas on the coast set aside as a state park.
    North of Florence, Sutton Lake is another example of a modest-appearing spread of water that opens onto larger areas to explore. Nearby Mercer and Munsel lakes are also worthy destinations, especially now as the autumn leaves change colors. (The boat ramps at Sutton, Mercer and Munsel lakes require Lane County Parks day-use passes.)
    Perhaps best of all, you'll likely have these places to yourself; the South Coast has many such handy places to keep your distance from others.
    As might be deduced, you could spend many enjoyable hours seeking out what could be called "the rest of the scenery" of the many lakes big and small in Oregon's South Coast region.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is co-author of "Oregon South Coast Canoe, Kayak and SUP guide" available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and online at
    Now is 'King Tides' Time
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: From a vantage point along the beach in Bandon, a photographer takes a few shots of the incoming tide.

    By Tom Baake
    Bring on the King Tides! That is to say, we're heading into the time of the year with some of the highest and lowest tides.
    These tidal extremes occur when the moon's orbit comes closest to the earth, the earth's orbit is closest to the sun, and the sun, moon and earth are in alignment, thereby increasing their gravitational influence on the tides.
    It all makes for interesting possibilities when it comes to outdoor recreation. Clamming, beachcoming and tidepooling are best at low tide; fishing, crabbing and paddling are best at high tide. Even the intervals in between can be productive; some anglers and crabbers claim these are actually the best times, as the tidal push-and-pull is diminished. Fish and crab are busily feeding during that time, because the things they eat are out looking for food, too.
    Yet through the years, the low (or even-lower "minus") tides got all the attention. There's even an old saying, "When the tide's out, the table is set." Meaning low tide's the time to gather in the goodies for dinner.
    Low tide is also prime tidepooling time.
    But what does high tide get? One crummy old saying: "A rising tide raises all boats." Pretty obvious.
    All this changed ten years ago in Australia when the highest tide in over 18 years was predicted. Citizens were invited to document what came to be known as the "King Tide" with photos, eventually numbering more than 2,000. In 2010, citizens in West Coast states began to document their King Tides. In 2012, the project spread to the East Coast and continues to expand today.
    Oregon's project is spearheaded by the state's Oregon Coast Management Program (OCMP). In an interview, OCMP coastal shores specialist Meg Reed said "a picture really is worth a thousand words," with the King Tides photos highlighting how a rising sea or increased storm surge may impact familiar places in our communities. The information can help planners, agencies and developers come up with strategies for such things as rising sea levels, stormwater management, flooding, and erosion, said Meg. The photos also help with development and future maintenance of the many and varied recreational accesses of the Oregon coast.
    "The value of the project increases over time as the record of changes caused by higher tides lengthens," said Meg. Photographers are also encouraged to take photos at average high tides from the identical vantage points of their King Tides shots, for purposes of comparison.
    Meg was enthused about the new King Tides interactive web display that streamlines the process of looking up data, and highlights areas that have not been photographed in a while. "It can help guide people to places where we need new or updated photos," she said.
    Anyone can participate by taking a photo during the peak period of a King Tide, anywhere on the outer coast or along estuaries or lower river valleys. 
    A tidebook is essential; they're sold or given away in many local stores. They're also available in a variety of apps and online, often for free. Part of the King Tides program is about safety and awareness; at any and all times of the year, no what activity you're pursuing, DO NOT turn your back on the ocean. Larger than normal "sneaker waves" can occur at any time of the year, washing away people, pets and belongings.
    Photos that show the highest stand of the tide with reference to a man-made structure or natural feature reveal the reach of the tide most clearly. Participants then submit their photos through the project website (
    This year, the three King Tide sequences will take place November 15-17; December 13-15; and January 11-13, 2021.
    To get a better view of the project, browse the King Tides photo albums by season:
    And what about low or minus tides, seemingly lost in the King Tide hub-bub? They're definitely worthy, said Meg, "revealing a whole other set of things." If you photograph low tide places, as with the King Tides photos, try to include a landmark or reference point.
    For more information, contact Meg Reed at (541) 514-0091.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of local guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Autumn on the Wagon Road
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Waterfalls reward visitors who take on the challenging Coos Bay Wagon Road near Sitkum in eastern Coos County.

    By Tom Baake
    From its opening in 1872, the Coos Bay Wagon Road has required travelers to have a sense of adventure and an appreciation for the natural world. It's one of the region's original land routes, and still provides a transportation link as well as offering impressive scenery. As might be deduced from the name, the Wagon Road goes back to the horse-and-wagon era. The 56-mile route connected the Coos Bay area to Umpqua Valley communities in the vicinity of Roseburg, with its eastern terminus in Lookingglass, near Winston.
    Most of today's route is paved, but there are places where little has changed. Two challenging gravel sections remain, as well as stretches alongside rushing streams and picturesque waterfalls.
    The route was supplanted later in the 1870s by a better road – today's Highway 42 – but the Wagon Road is still a viable east-west route, connected by settlements about 8 to 10 miles apart that once served as stage stops for fresh horses. The route changes names a few times along the way, but is well-signed.
    The official western terminus is at Coos City, about 4 miles south of Coos Bay on US 101, and as noted the eastern end is at Lookingglass. The two unpaved sections are between Sumner and Fairview, and Sitkum and the Douglas County line.
    In addition to small communities along the way, there are also some county parks that offer day-use and seasonal camping.
    Besides its eastern and western terminus points, the Wagon Road can be reached via paved connector roads from Coquille and Myrtle Point. It's particularly satisfying in autumn, when awesome big-leaf maples and other deciduous trees and shrubs that line the way put on a colorful show.
    Getting There
    As noted, the western terminus is at Coos City, 4 miles south of Coos Bay. But I prefer a more leisurely option via Catching Slough, or more accurately, the road alongside it. In the old days, the slough was a waterway option to connect with the Wagon Road, busy with a variety of vessels. Today, all is serene, and the drive soothing. Yes, you miss the first few Wagon Road miles, but they're much like the rest of the route, with steep, tight turns that you'll get plenty of the rest of the way.
    So, from the "Y" intersection on US 101 at the south end of Coos Bay, follow signs to Allegany, Coos River, Catching Slough. Cross Isthmus Sough Bridge and bear left (N) on 6th Ave. In about a half mile is a "T" intersection with D St. and Coos River Highway. Turn right (E) and proceed through Eastside, crossing Catching Slough Bridge in about 1 mile.
    Just across Catching Slough Bridge, turn right (S) on E. Catching Slough Rd., and follow it about 7 miles to its intersection with Old Wagon Rd. (this is not the Coos Bay Wagon Rd.!) Follow Old Wagon Rd. south about 1.3 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left (E) on Sumner-Fairfiew Ln. -- which is what the Coos Bay Wagon Road is called here.
    Go through Sumner. In about 2 miles the road turns to gravel and takes on some hairy climbs. Just take it slowly. Can you imagine doing this in a wagon? Pavement returns before long, the summit is topped, and the road rolls down to Fairview and the Four Corners. The store here is the last chance for supplies for many miles.
    This will be the pattern now, with the road traversing small valleys and steep canyons. Just past the settlement of McKinley is William "Ham" Bunch/Cherry Creek County Park. The park is closed to camping for the season but it's still a pleasant place to enjoy the mellow autumn sunshine under some huge, aromatic myrtlewoods, and adjacent proverbial babbling brook. A plaque explains the park was named after the county's first school superintendant.
    A few miles beyond is Dora County Park, another cool spot along the way, complete with vintage playground equipment salvaged from the old school.
    Wilder lands ensue, with pavement just a single lane in spots, and then you're in Sitkum, said to be a Chinook Indian term for "halfway." Beyond Sitkum is another gravel section – and those previously-mentioned waterfalls right along the road.
    This will be the ultimate climb, topping near the Douglas County Line and switchbacking down to the many valleys of the Umpqua, culminating in Lookkingglass, from which points easy connections can be made to nearby Winston, Dillard, Roseburg and I-5. Or make a loop with a return to Coos Bay via Highway 42.

    (Get complete details and a map of the entire Wagon Road route in Tom Baake's guidebook "Out Our Back Door," available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Seek Out Sweet Creek in Every Season
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Framed by a mantle of colorful autumn leaves, the Sweet Creek trail near Mapleton leads to catwalks above the creek.

    By Tom Baake
    I was anxious to see how the Sweet Creek area near Mapleton fared after last summer's forest fire in that vicinity. Fortunately, no lives or livestock were lost, and most structures escaped damage. Also spared was the popular Sweet Creek day-use area in the main canyon, with its series of 11 waterfalls surrounded by grand old forest.
    In an interview, Mapleton fire chief Charlie Patterson said "we were fortunate it happened when it did, before the big fires in California and elsewhere, so we didn't have to share resources."
    Burning in several locations, the fire came right down to the Siuslaw River's south side, scorching big old maples and brush at the water's edge. The forested slopes here are nearly vertical, and the damage reached all the way to the top in some places. As is often the case, random trees and brush were spared. But fire-weakened trees continue to collapse along Sweet Creek Rd., and will probably keep road crews busy for some time to come. Meantime, each rainstorm brings signs of greenery sprouting up as part of the recovery process.
    On a recent visit, I traversed the fire zone along Sweet Creek Rd., then followed the road uphill to the falls area with its previously-mentioned collection of distinctive waterfalls, rapids, pools and pour-overs. A particularly exciting section traverses sturdy iron and wooden catwalks over the seething water.
    Named after a pioneer family, Sweet Creek is one of those places that's awesome in every season. This time of year, bigleaf maples, alders and other deciduous trees and brush put on a colorful autumn show. This will give way to stark and brooding winter scenes, threaded through by the river in a whitewater frenzy. Then glorious bursting-out of spring, followed by cool summer groves, and so it goes . . .
    Getting There
    The most direct way to Sweet Creek is via Florence and Mapleton. So, from the intersection of US 101 and Highway 126 in Florence, go east to Mapleton, 18 miles. Once in Mapleton, follow Highway 126 as it crosses a bridge over the Siuslaw River. Immediately across the bridge, turn right (W) on Sweet Creek Rd. (Mileages begin here:) Pass Hardsall Creek Rd. in about 1.1 mile, and stay on Sweet Creek Rd., following its route above the Siuslaw River. At about 4.6 miles Sweet Creek Rd. veers left and begins a gentle ascent. A sign indicates the way to the trails.
    At about 10.2 miles is the first trailhead at a parking area marked by a Sweet Creek Falls sign. Up the road apiece are parking areas for the other trails, about which more in a moment. The trails are open for free access year round.
    This first trail section is called the Homestead trail, and a map/sign if intact shows its connections and trail distances. This is the section with the catwalks (in the gorge area, a quarter-mile).
    From the parking area, the trail passes through a storybook forest dominated by stately firs, noble cedars and moss-shrouded giant maples, with a vibrant understory of towering rhododendrons, red flowering currants, and many kinds of fern. The forest floor is a thick carpet of moss, crowded with wild ginger and piggyback plants, and in spring and summer embellished by a profusion of trillium, redwood sorrel, pink fawn lilies and Oregon iris.
    But most awesome of all is the creek that runs through it – actually more of a river at full blast right now -- with its surging cascades and feeder streams and bubbly froth, a mesmerizing tableau that sends up a mile-long corridor of oxygenated mist and all those feel-good chemicals and negative ions.
    The trail crosses a wooden bridge, weaves through more big trees, takes on a few rough-hewn stair-steps and encounters the impressive catwalks above the turbulence.
    The trail eventually intercepts the Sweet Creek Falls trail, ending in a photogenic spot at the base of the biggest cascade. There's also an upper viewpoint.
    Back at the parking area, if you drive up the road about a half-mile you'll find another trailhead to the Wagon Road trail, a 0.8-mile stroll to two vista points. Farther along is a parking area for the Sweet Creek Falls trail, and a bit beyond, Beaver Creek Falls trail – down sideroad FS 939 -- leads to a mighty double-cascade waterfall.
    When you are at last waterfalled out and ready to depart, retrace your route to Mapleton. And if you weren't one already, perhaps now you too can count yourself among the many fans of that place that's "sweetest of them all."

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at 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.