I was fascinated by the coastal forests of Oregon.
It was haunting and remote.
Often times, everything was clouded in mist.
We heard Mountain Quail calling from the darkness.
We also saw signs that a savage people lived in the area. It was a bit scary. I don't think I would have come here alone.
A lumber company regulated this forest but there was no sign that they were there. Occasionally, we saw an abandoned tractor here or there.
We searched for the Sooty Grouse. But no luck.
Photography was difficult but it was there I spotted two very quiet Varied Thrush. Lifers.
A special thank you to Khanh Tran for a fun trek around the states of Washington and Oregon. And to Robert and Khanh for their warm hospitality! And to both Gordon and Khanh for driving! It was a crazy week that went by too quickly.
I will return but it will happen during the summer. For now, it's back to the desert southwest. It's time for a little sunshine:)