Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail | Author Talk (virtual)

Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail | Author Talk (virtual)

Join Bonnie Henderson for a virtual discussion about Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail, based on her new book. Hosted by Oregon Wild.
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From vast beaches and lush forests to windswept bluffs and dramatic sea stacks, the stunning wild coast of Oregon is emerging as the next great long-distance hiking experience. The OCT includes 200-plus miles of publicly accessible beaches, as well as established trails through city, county, and state parks and national forest lands.

Breaking the trail into five major sections, each with an elevation profile, Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail provides detailed descriptions of 34 route legs with mileage, maps, resupply options, itineraries, hazards, camping or lodging options, and more. Introductory chapters advise on when to start, what to bring, and what to expect, while sidebars throughout share trail history, flora and fauna, and worthy side trips.

The OCT is a truly singular experience with unique challenges such as finding campsites in some areas and navigating coastal tides, weather, and river mouth crossings. This guide synthesizes everything hikers need to know to plan and enjoy a successful adventure. 

In this installment of Oregon Wild's weekly webcast series, Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail author Bonnie Henderson will show you the way. You'll also hear from Chandra LeGue about coastal hikes from her book, Oregon's Ancient Forests, and some of the unique habitats Oregon Wild is working to protect and restore - from the Oregon dunes to old-growth forests at Cape Perpetua - and the species that call them home.  

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BONNIE HENDERSON is author of two previous guidebooks, Day Hiking: Oregon Coast, 2nd Edition and Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon, 2nd Edition, as well as the critically acclaimed The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast and Oregon Book Awards finalist Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris. When she is not on the coast, she lives in Eugene, Oregon. Learn more at www.hikingtheoct.com.

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