The Trail
At Heceta Head Light
A Lighthouse
As An Oregon Structure

A trail led up from the small beach at Cape Cove. A long walk uphill was punctuated with fantastic views of the Oregon coast.
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The Sign
(1 of 8) (258 views)

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An Oregon Structure
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(Date Photographed: 12:47:22 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
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The sign that pointed the way to the lighthouse. The arrow pointed up, because the trail was a long uphill walk that felt longer than a 1/2 mile.


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A Sign
(2 of 8) (214 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:48:02 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
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A sign alongside the trail told the story of Heceta Head Lightstation, "Illuminating the Darkness."


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Tower Stairs Closed
(3 of 8) (206 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 12:49:07 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
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Another sign alongside the trail said "Programs 11 to 3 Daily." It also said in red that, "No one is allowed up the tower stairs."


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A View
(4 of 8) (205 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:02:02 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
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One of several views from the trail. Surf flowed dramatically between two offshore islands.


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An Inlet
(5 of 8) (212 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:18:46 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
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A inlet below the trail displayed an ebb and flow caused by ocean surf.


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A Gift Shop
(6 of 8) (216 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:25:56 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
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Half way to the Lighthouse, a gift shop was open with snacks, water, and assorted souvenirs for sale.


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Thickly Overgrown
(7 of 8) (194 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:27:50 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
© 2017 Bryan Costales
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Parts of the trail were thickly overgrown, and masked the view of the coast.


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Threatening Forest
(8 of 8) (209 views)

The Trail external link
Heceta Head Light external link
A Lighthouse external link
An Oregon Structure
US-101, Florence, Oregon external link
(Date Photographed: 13:31:09 Wednesday 7 September 2016)
(Date Published: Tuesday 18 April 2017)
© 2017 Bryan Costales
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Off to the right of the trail grew a threatening forest.


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