Hike #26 Cape Lookout
So, the real hike we intended on doing while on vacation last weekend was actually really scary and we ended up turning back almost 2 miles in due to hurricane force winds and a sheer cliff that I didn't want to fall off of. This is hike number 26 from oregonhiking.com.
At the time we didn't think we had made it very far before turning back, but after we saw a map of the trail we were sadly disappointed to know that we had almost made it to the end and should have kept going.
It was a nice hike though and I surprised myself at how easy it was for me.
When my husband announced last week that he was taking me on a 5 mile hike I was a little skeptical that I was going to sweet a bunch and make a fool out of myself by being winded half way back. I made myself proud. I was soar the next day though, but it was a great feeling.
We managed to find the marker for a 1943 WW2 airplane crash that happened on the cape. We were actually looking for it on the way down, but didn't notice it till we were headed back up. I guess its because we were on a cliff that was maybe four feet wide with no railings. I think I was a little distracted.
The ten feet of railing in this one spot should have given it away. To bad the railing was falling off the cliff!
|Heard a lot of creaking trees in this part. Made me nervous.|
|Jason decided to go out on the log just as a huge gust of wind came along. He almost fell, and if he had, I would have captured it on film.|