Da Vine LbNA # 50517
|Placed Date||Sep 20 2009|
|Location||Coos Bay, OR|
From Highway 101...
Head West on Newmark, pass Walmart and the College. When the west-bound lane goes from two lanes to one, Hull St. is the first right hand turn.
Pass the first parking lot, and drive to the left, drive under the SIGN of John Topits Park.
Keep to the right, down a small drive to the second parking lot. Park here.
At the North end of the parking lot, is a black-top trail head. You are only 1/4 (approx) away!)
There is a park bench on the left, but keep walking straight ahead. Pass a second bench. Continue PASSED the path on the left, where a bridge is in view. (enjoy that on the way back to your car!)
Continue straight, pass another bench , straight to fork in the path. Take the left fork, pass a FOURTH bench. Approx 35 paces passed the FOURTH bench, there is an overturned tree on the right. It's roots face the path.
//////////Sadly, IRIS and LEAF ERIC SUN have gone missing.////////////////
Walk between the root base and a stump. Just behind the left of the root base is your prize, beneath woody debris.
The FOURTH bench is a great place to record your stamp book, and enjoy a wonderful view.
From IRIS, continue on path.When a tree leans over the path, turn left. Step over log. Face and enjoy the lake. turn left. 12 paces is a large Doug Fir. in about 15 feet, a small broken log, hides LEAF ERIC SUN.
Back to the path, pass bench, pass 2nd bench, three pines on the Right. It's A MAZING what you will find beneath the one nearest the path.
Continue to fork in the path - Right.
Another Fork - Right.
Yet another Fork - You will find an bench. Sit and enjoy life for a while. Look forward, your HARVEST is behind the crooked pine.
Continue on path.
On the left, you will find a mossy/grassy area with a crooked tree. What is beneath the crooked tree is absolutely DA VINE!
Continue on to next fork. Again, sit on the bench and enjoy life while I tell you a story.
When I was a small child, my cousin/sister read to me often. My favorite story was called "Lindy Lou and the Green Umbrella". She read it to me often, and to this day, she still owns the book.
My childhood is long gone. But the memories linger. Look forward, across the path, on the left are two crooked trees. Behind the left crooked tree is where LINDY LOU lost her umbrella.
Back to parking lot.....From the bench, stand and turn LEFT. Right at View of Lake, Left at fork to parking.
Hope you had a wonderful time in this primortial woods!