weekend travels : oregon dunes

This past weekend we drove to the Oregon coast from Portland and camped at Eel Creek, near the tiny town of Lakeside, and in the incredible Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. I've never seen anything like it. We walked a several-mile trail out across the dunes to the shore and it was jaw dropping and so so fun. I walked the entire thing in socks.

Here's the satellite pic that shows our campground loop (to the left of the bottom-most route 101 marker) and the miles of dunes: