Passing through the Costal Mountains from Portland on the way to the beach on a recent morning, heavy fog had settled into the valleys.
misty mountains, oregon coast range
Mist is a common occurrence in the coastal mountains, but usually as you get closer to the beach the wind coming in from the Pacific clears out the fog. But on this trip, I noticed the the rare absence of any breeze along the coast.
haystack rock, cannon beach, oregon.
Haystack Rock, an old remnant basalt monolith that emerges from the surf near Cannon Beach, has been photographed about one hundred quadzillion times over the past century. However, it was such a rare atmosphere that it was a pleasure to hike out and capture a few images as the sun set.
haystack rock marine garden, oregon.
Haystack Rock is designated a Marine Garden by the Oregon Division Of Fish and Wildlife above the high-tide line, and it is also part of the Oregon Island National Wildlife Refuge.
haystack rock, oregon island national wildlife refuge.
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