Brookings was begun by the lumber industry and the city is named after that company that started lumbering the area. In 2011 a tsunami of an 8' wave damaged the harbor. The tremor that created the wave was from a quake near Japan. Astounding.
Mt. Emily is the only site on the mainland U.S. that suffering attack during World War II. A plane with torpedoes took off from a Japanese submarine and luckily there was no damage. I bet the waters were patrolled by the U.S. Navy.
I spent a month moving my mileage through Oregon. I can see how the towns along the way are similar to the one along the Lake Michigan - Michigan shoreline. The areas that sustained themselves had a river outlet. Lumber, fishing, and recreation developed the areas.
In the photo you see a steel bear box. Be sure not to keep anything in your tent that will attract a bear. The trees are astounding!
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway