Buy Moon Coastal Oregon
Sixth Edition, May 2016
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Discover incredible hiking, camping, seafood, and wildlife along this picturesque coastline with Moon Coastal Oregon.
Inside you’ll find:
- Flexible, strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, including: “Coastal Road Trip,” “Coastal Camping,” “Trails and Tidepools,” “Save It for a Rainy Day,” “Cozy Seaside Inns,” “Foraging the Coast,” “Surf Oregon,” “Top 10 Photo Ops,” and “Undiscovered Beaches”
- Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from quaint coastal B&Bs to camping in the redwoods
- Full color photos and detailed maps throughout
- Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae
- The best spots for outdoor adventure: surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, whale-watching, and more
- Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Hop in the car and take the 101 for a stunning coastal road trip, stopping along the way to explore charming harbor towns. Camp among sand dunes and shipwrecks, gaze at free-swimming sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or visit one of Lewis and Clark’s expedition landmarks. Hike through any of the 80 state parks along the coast, forage for your own dinner of fish, crabs, clams, and mussels, and discover the best spots to catch that perfect Pacific sunset
- Detailed coverage of small towns along the coast, as well as the larger hubs including Astoria, Newport, and Lincoln City
- Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local culture
With Moon Coastal Oregon’s expert tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.
Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae
Between the two of them, Bill McRae and Judy Jewell have lived in and traveled around Oregon for more than 50 years. During this time, they’ve also strayed out of state to research and write Moon guides to Montana, Utah, and southern Utah’s national parks (like Zion and Bryce).
As they turned their attention to Moon Coastal Oregon, Bill admitted that he was up for a trip (or three) to Yachats. And Judy was eager to return to Brookings, where she’d worked for the Forest Service back in the 1980s. “I could go surfing!” she realized. Bill had his own revelation: “I could forage for mussels, and get some really fresh tuna down at the docks.” Those temptations, combined with the promise of hikes and blustery storms, make Oregon’s coast irresistible.
Bill has written for Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, and Mobil Guides, and 1000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die. He has also edited books for National Geographic and provided content for websites like GORP and Expedia.
Judy graduated from Reed College and worked at Portland’s renowned Powell’s Books for 14 years as a book buyer and manager, until she decided to leave to write travel books. When she’s not traveling around the West, she now works as a technical and scientific editor and a yoga teacher.
Bill and Judy both live in Portland, Oregon.