#10: Visit a Wildlife Refuge

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list.

Who doesn’t like a hike with wildlife? We were spending a few days in Neskowin, and it’s only about a 15-minute drive to this place. It’s kind of hard to spot the turn-off – we missed it the first time – but just a little ways up the hill, there’s this gorgeous view. Another short drive up a gravel road, and we reached the paved trail to the viewpoint at the top. There were lots of butterflies flitting about. There were also lots of busy pollinators. The kids got a little freaked out, but they were soporific with the abundance of pollen. The view from the top was really great. You could see all the way to the ocean. Will’s in the Chinook class at school, so we made sure to get a portrait with his “school” mates.

We didn’t end up spotting much wildlife (unless you count the insects and a cow), but the hike was enjoyable, and the view was great. We might have to come back during the goose migration.

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