A couple of weeks ago I had an assignment in Seaside, Oregon which is … of course … on the coast. It’s in the northwest corner of the state about 20 miles from the Washington state line.
The drive from the airport in Portland took me along US Route 26, a beautiful path through some rural countryside complete with farms, mountains, forests, rivers, creeks, and timber country.
I passed through areas that had been clear cut in the not-to-distant past and other areas that had been recently replanted with new trees. I was told that logging rights were granted on 50-year-old growth with a requirement to replant the land.
Along the summit was a beautiful forested area with tall, mature pine trees.