Stairs
At Sea Lion Caves
As A Nature Theme Park Location
Florence, Oregon

A 1,500-foot (460 meter) long trail was excavated by hand into the face of the cliff. At the bottom, a 135 step wooden tower was extended down to the north entrance of the caves. Despite the difficulty and danger of the construction, the trail and stairs provided safe access for visitors and the Sea Lion Caves opened to the public in August 1932. [from wikipedia]
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Stairs Led Up
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(Date Photographed: 12:01:34 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 April 2017)
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Stairs built into the cave led up from the grotto to a view platform.


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Old Concrete Block
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(Date Photographed: 12:08:57 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 April 2017)
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An old concrete block lay in the dirt beside the stairs.


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Viewing Platform
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(Date Photographed: 12:10:41 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 April 2017)
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The viewing platform at the top of the stairs overlooked the bird filled cliffs and rocky beach below.


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Stairs In Context
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(Date Photographed: 12:30:58 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 April 2017)
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The stairs in the context of the cave walls.


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Lighting For Stairs
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(Date Photographed: 12:34:35 Tuesday 30 August 2016)
(Date Published: Saturday 8 April 2017)
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The lighting for the stairs had a hard industrial look, with exposed conduit and bundles of wires.


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