>>>>Hall Lake/Dellenback Dunes/Yardangs – >>>> Make Your Healthy Activities Count! Reminder about Sunday’s hike, Jan. 16. It was a beautiful day on the dunes today. I’d like to reinforce the suggestion to bring a hiking stick or pole. They help when climbing up steep dunes. The route I laid out today avoids the steepest inclines, but it was still helpful to have my stick. Hall Lake/Dellenback Dunes/Winter Yardanging–Sunday, January 16, 2022. Sign up requested for the Hall Lake hike. Winter Weather and the wind make for some very cool looking sand sculptures geologist refer to as “Yardangs”. You can take a 3 mile moderate to difficult trip up onto the dunes between Hall Lake and the ocean at a slow pace to enjoy the sandy artwork. We are talking slow and steady – easy does it. Hiking sticks make this a much more enjoyable trip. This trip should last about 2-2.5 hours. or
If there is interest, and a leader, you can head on out toward the beach and return to Hall Lake for a 6 – 7 mile round trip. Rated difficult. The route may vary, depending on conditions. If you are willing to lead this longer hike, email hikes@coostrails.com. Walking sticks and sturdy shoes will help make the walk more enjoyable for you. Dress for the weather, bring water, and pack a lunch if you plan on the longer hike. Both hikes leave from the Hall Lake Day use area at 10:00 on Sunday, January 16. It’s not too late to sign up for Coos County Odyssey 2022. While the event started on January 1, you can sign up today and you can record your activities from early this week. In fact, sign-ups will remain open throughout the challenge. Coos County Odyssey 2022 is a virtual fitness challenge that ‘virtually’ tracks you as your earned miles take you 216 miles through Coos County. Each time you complete an exercise activity such as walking, running, biking, swimming, yoga, dance, paddling, golf, and more, you will advance along the route map, starting on New Years Day at Sunset Bay, and ending at Coos Health & Wellness by the end of April. Proceeds benefit the Coos County Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program. When you sign up, join the South Coast Striders team (or form your own team).