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Out Our Back Door

    Mountain Bikers Enjoy An Array of Roads and Trails
    Tom Baake

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    By Tom Baake
    When I was putting together my bicycle guidebook a few years ago, the notion of mountain bikers using gravel roads didn't garner much interest. The preference was for routes that followed existing hiking trails, or at the very least, "single track," which referred to trails that were not quite roads but were still relatively narrow. The hundreds of miles of gravel roads on national, state and county forests or Bureau of Land Management property were pretty much left to vehicles, or used sparingly by mountain bikers.
    How things have changed! Not only have gravel back roads become acceptable for mountain bickers, there's even a term for this type of travel: gravel grinding. What once was looked down on as a route of last resort is now promoted for its fun and challenging potential, perhaps even or the best-case scenario, a loop ride. Wait'll they get a load of what we've got!
    Part of the acceptance of gravel grinding has to do with improvements in bicycle design. Bikes are more durable, and more versatile. Such terms as "hybrid" and "crossover" describe bikes that are ridden on pavement as well as gravel or dirt. Fat-tire "cruisers" are also usable on gravel or pavement, as well as sand and snow. Road-ride purists still prefer the skinny-tire cycles for longer distance riding on pavement.
    E-bikes are another relatively recent entry into the sometimes bewildering array of specialized bikes. They're often allowed in areas open for bicycles but closed to motor vehicles. Their appearances in places such as the aforementioned dunes can be disconcerting. Sometimes out in the dunes I see people off in the distance who seem to be making remarkable time as they traipse through the sand, until I realize they're actually pedaling along on fat-tire bikes.
    Some of the most fun rides utilize a combination of single track and gravel grinding. The BLM Blue Ridge mountain bike system southeast of Coos Bay is an example. Purpose-built single track routes often incorporate short stretches of decommissioned logging roads to make connections or add distance.
    The Winchester trail system between Coos Bay and Bandon is for motorized dirt bikes as well as mountain bikes, with a combination of trails on gravel and dirt, with lots of single track. The nearby Whiskey Run mountain bike trail system is mostly single track, incorporating former logging spurs in a few places.
    As might be deduced, the places that utilize single track as well as old roads seem to make the most sense, and make the best use of the terrain.
    Sometimes through the years it's been pointed out that gravel logging roads aren't a very sensible destination for mountain bikers. True, there could be issues but for the most part bikers can hear vehicles coming and get out of the way. As it's turned out, certain places such as the Elliott State Forest aren't being logged right now while decisions are made about the future, so it's become a potential mountain bike destination.
    A challenging aspect of the Elliott is that there's no easy way to it. Just about every access road starts near sea level and goes uphill 1600 to 2000 feet in a matter of about two miles. Figuring out a loop can be challenging.
    In an upcoming column I'll discuss one such potential loop in the Elliott. Also, there are some new possibilities in the Agness area for bicycles as well as multi use. For now, though, whether you're a longtime, lapsed or relatively new bicycle rider, you'll find an expanding slate of potential rides in the South Coast region, with surfaces of your own choosing . . .

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of "Oregon South Coast Bicycle Ride Guide," available at bookstores, bike shops, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Agate Beaches and Other Not So Secret Places


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    By Tom Baake
    I don't write much about hunting and fishing because people say I'm giving away their favorite secret places. Some things and places are understandably kept secret, such as razor clam beds. (Although there's currently a ban on harvesting razor clams because of the annual bloom of the marine biotoxin called domoic acid.)
    In bays and estuaries, there are good places to go clamming and crabbing, and other places that never seem to yield much. Same with recreational fishing in the bays, lakes and rivers. But even the most obvious place can be somebody's secret spot.
    Also often kept secret are good mushrooming locations. I've been berated enough times by mushroomers that I now refer to potential fungal hotspots as "somewhere on the North American continent." Is that vague enough?
    There's some degree of justification about protecting one's secret places. Or maybe it could be called ranking order. The aforementioned hunting and fishing places top the list, of course, and about which it's perfectly understandable to keep mum. For that matter, just about any living thing that can be hunted, shot, trapped, fished, harvested or dug up can achieve secret-place-for-it status.
    Places that yield occasional inanimate seasonal discoveries qualify for secret status, such as good places to look for glass fishing floats that sometimes appear on beaches after winter storms. Gold is perhaps the ultimate secret quarry.
    Agates are just barely acceptable. A bit more about agates in a moment.
    Not qualifying as secret discoveries are seashells (except perhaps intact sand dollars) stones, rocks, ceramic shards, glass fragments, and driftwood unless it's absolutely extraordinary. While really not that rare, agates continue to draw collectors. They're so prolific and easily found that there are more places called Agate Beach than any other beach name on the Oregon coast.
    A colleague at the Shopper mentioned a good agate beach near Waldport, but suggested maybe I shouldn't mention it as it's undoubtedly someone's favorite spot.
    Interestingly enough, one of the most productive agate beds doesn't have a fixed location: that would be the stretch of Bullards Beach to the north from the Coquille River's north jetty. Starting just north of the jetty, I've found agates, while at other times the bed can be as far as a mile up the beach. On other occasions, the bed's been on the south side of the river. On one occasion I found it all the way down at the base of Coquille Point.
    North of Bandon, there are three beaches that comprise Seven Devils State Recreation site, one of which – you guessed it – is called Agate Beach.
    In Port Orford, at the west edge of town is Agate Beach, officially part of the Tseriadun State Recreation Site.
    On the Central Coast near Newport is the town of Agate Beach – no secrets there, although there are many beaches near it that are prized for agates and kept quiet about by collectors.
    Sometimes I don't realize the potential havoc I cause. A while back I discussed a fun stretch of bayshore beach near the Bureau of Land Management North Spit boat ramp. There are even picnic tables. You can ford a little outlet creek and follow the old North Spit access road, or walk along the beach, down to Jordan Cove.
    A seemingly innocuous jaunt. Little did I realize it's where a friend of mine goes to gather – well, I can't tell you what; he'd be righteously annoyed; perhaps you'll notice if you ever go there.
    Meantime, there are many other favorite places for things that I probably shouldn't write about, but I can be vague about locations if you ever want to share details. Yes, your secret's safe with me...and 18,000 Shopper readers.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores and the Coos Bay Visitor Center at
    Recovery Program Focus Is On Nutrition & Fitness
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Some of the instructors and participants at Fitness for Recovery in Coos Bay strike a coordinated pose.

    By Tom Baake
    The Coos Bay-based Fitness for Recovery program offers a welcoming and positive atmosphere for people who want to incorporate exercise and good nutrition into their recovery from alcohol or substance abuse issues. Organizer Jennifer Stephens was inspired to start the program 3 ½ years ago after attending a workshop by the Phoenix Sober Activity Community. "I thought it would be awesome to have a free program like that here," says Jennifer, a certified personal trainer.
    Jennifer contacted the Phoenix group and another similar program for information and support on such topics as documentation and training. Providing a "tremendous amount of support" locally is Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) and Advanced Health.
    With regular Saturday sessions starting at 9:30 Valkyrie Fitness at 1505 N. 7th St (next to Dave's Pizza), the free Fitness for Recovery program is open to everyone in the community. "Anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety is welcome," says Jennifer.
    Previous sessions were held first at SWOCC Fitness Center, then in outdoor settings around the community during COVID.
    In addition to a warm-up and traditional exercise techniques, participants use such equipment as dumbbells, box jumping, bars and different kinds of lifts. The weight-bearing activities and some highintensity intervals are "all scalable to the individual," says Jennifer. "We have high standards when it comes to teaching correct body mechanics."
    For some, it's a relatively new experience, while others have worked out previously. "We adjust the level of the workout to meet peoples' capabilities," says Jennifer. "We really aim for people to feel good about moving their bodies. It's so great to see people try new things and get excited about fitness."
    Indeed, "some people say that fitness pretty much saved their lives," she says. In many cases it's "a matter of replacing unhealthy behavior."
    Jennifer says the principle aim is to provide a "super-welcoming, nice, safe, nurturing environment to learn how to increase fitness and healing. I'm a big believer that physical activity and nutrition heal a lot of things." Participants learn the importance of a good diet and reducing processed food intake.
    The program can be so profound that Jennifer prefers to call it a "community" of like-minded participants. According to their mission statement, it's a "sober, active community of people who are building recovery capital and connecting through physical fitness, peer support and awareness. We aim to break the stigmas of sobriety and recovery."
    Jennifer and her team want to make attending sessions "easy and affordable. We want to limit any barriers, that's one of the reasons for it being free." Instructors and leaders volunteer their time as well, she notes. Among them is her partner, K.P. Purvis, whose contribution Jennifer says is "invaluable with his coaching and experience."
    She hopes that in another six months they'll be able to have one or two more offerings of some activities not necessary the same as the Saturday sessions, perhaps such as yoga, biking and martial arts. Plans include having sessions back at SWOCC, and "we hope to utilize other locations around town, and make it accessible to people in other areas as well," says Jennifer.
    "It's mostly driven by what the community wants to participate in," she says. There's also a "social connection" aspect, such as when the program sponsored a softball team. "We want to offer multiple activities," she says, with one of the "actual major goals . . . to make it comfortable to not drink or use."
    A typical session draws at least a half-dozen participants, including "some really solid people who repeat a lot," says Jennifer. Their progress and results may not be immediately forthcoming, but participants "evolve," she says. "It takes time to make it part of your lifestyle, but we feel it's time well spent."

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of outdoor guidebooks available at bookstores and the Coos Bay Visitor Center, and at
    Wild Mare Trails Take In Woods, Dunes and Beach
    Tom Baake

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    Rain fell in big fat drops, the first of them hitting the bone-dry earth and sending up tiny pillows of dust. The South Coast's long dry spell was over. I sheltered under a clump of cedars and watched the ground get wetter and thought not only of my many unfinished summer projects, but also of some places out on the North Spit that I'd wanted to visit before they filled in with water again.
    Those fat raindrops really started coming down with a fury, so close together it was almost like a solid mass of water. But it didn't last long and the sun came out. So did I get back to my projects? No . . .but I did head out to the North Spit to revisit some only-slightly-damp trails out of the US Forest Service Wild Mare campground and day-use area.
    No vehicles allowed -- it's mostly for horseback riders -- but hikers and bikers are welcome. The main, 1-mile horse trail to the beach begins in the campground, while sandy trails and former service roads go from the day-use area and stray farther into this wildland edge of the Oregon Dunes. There are seasonal lakes and larger bodies of water, such as Bluebill Lake.
    Getting There
    From the North Bend/Coos Bay Area, go north on US 101, crossing McCullough Bridge. In about 0.7 mile turn left (W) on TransPacific Ln., following signs to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). The road crossed a causeway, a bridge and two sets of railroad tracks. Turn right (N) at the Horsfall Beach access road to the ODNRA. (A $5 day-use fee or seasonal pass is required.)
    In about 2 miles is the USFS Wild Mare campground and day-use area. To check out the horse trail to the beach, park in the day-use area and walk into campground. The trailhead is between site 6 and 7, marked by a brown signpost with hiker and equestrian icons. As noted, these are principally horse trails so they're a lot more churned-up. There are also occasional "reminders" of the noble beasts. It's easy to avoid the horse droppings, and as for the soft sand, you'll find firmer footing at the trail edges.
    Mileages begin here: From the campground, the narrow trail heads uphill through the woods like a soft stairway of sand, then opens up a bit. It passes some unmarked side spurs and at about 0.2 mile encounters a horse-icon sign indicating the main trail. At about 0.5 mile is a "T" intersection, with a sign indicating the way to the right (W) as the trail. (This is the beginning of my suggested loop.)
    The trail continues through the shorepine forest and gradually gives way to a more-open coastal plain. Thick clumps of salal and low-lying, wind-sculpted shorepines are interspersed with dense grasses and mats of wild blueberries.
    There's a final foredune, and then here's the beach. Turn left (S) and head down the beach a half-mile walk to a hiker and equestrian icon sign that marks the trail back inland. (If you come to a "Street Legal Vehicles Only" sign you've gone a few hundred yards too far.)
    The narrow trail crosses the coastal plain, threads through a thick stand of Scotch broom, and swings north through more nice woods. At about 2.17 miles it widens out to follow an old service road, and at about 2.5 miles is the "T" intersection where this loop began.
    From there, retrace your way to the campground, then the day-use area. Nice! And you might not even get your shoes wet...

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of guidebooks available at bookstores and the Coos Bay Visitor Center, and at
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101 Marketplace of Bandon ACE Hardware Highway Deli Mart Fast Mart Laurel Grove Store McKay’s Market Ray’s Food Place Wilson's Market The Beverage Barn


Circle K Rite Aid

Coos Bay

7-Eleven Abby’s Legendary Pizza Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Bay Area Hospital Bay Clinic Bayshore Chevron Bayway Market Bi-Mart Builders First Source Chevron Station/Car Wash Coos Bay Liquor Store Coos Bay Senior Center Englewood Market Fast Mart Farr’s True Value Hardware Fred Meyer Green Lightning Laundry Knecht’s Auto Parts Les Schwab Tire Center McDonald’s McKay’s Market Mini Pet Mart Napa Auto Parts Newmark Center North Bend Medical Center Safeway Salvation Army Thrift Store Shake ‘N’ Burger South Coast Shopper StockPot Restaurant Subway Tioga Lobby T.N.T. Market VP Racing Wendy’s CHARLESTON/EMPIRE 7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop #2 Barview Market Dairy Queen Davy Jones’ Locker Grocery Empire Mercantile General Store Grocery Outlet Lighthouse Market McKay’s Market Post Office Sunset Market William’s Bakery Outlet Store


Coos County Courthouse Coquille Liquor Store Coquille Produce Coquille Smoke Shop Coquille Supply Inc Coquille Valley Hospital Fast Mart Frazier’s Bakery Highway Deli Mart McKay’s Market Milk-e-Way Feed & Trucking Oregon DMV Safeway Whoozit’s Whatsits


CG Market Dollar General We B Video & Liquor


Arlene’s Café & General Store Elkton Food Center


7-Eleven Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clea Wox Market Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store


Gold Beach

McKay’s Market Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

North Bend

7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop Ashworth’s Market Bi-Mart Bungelow Market Chevron Station & Mart Elite Market 1 EZ Mart Glasgow Store Lillie Family Market Nex Dor and More North Bend Liquor Store North Bend Vistor Info Ctr Perry’s Electric & Plumbing Pony Village Mall Rite Aid Safeway Shell Gas Station & Mart South Coast Hospice Thrift Store

Port Orford

Circle K Ray’s Food Place TJ’s Coffee House


Cruiser Cafe Power’s Market Power’s Tavern AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store


7-Eleven Library McKay’s Market Recreation Station Safeway SMITH RIVER: Smith River Market


Bridge Store


Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office


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DeEsta Kuehn

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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.